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KSU teacher's class attendance in the millions

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas State University teacher has gained a massive Internet following with his videos on culture and information attracting millions of views.

Michael Wesch is a cultural anthropologist who explores the effects of new media on society and culture.

The video that catapulted him into the spotlight explains how the Internet connects people. He put it together at his home in 2007 and viewership quickly grew. Other videos followed.

Wesch has won several major awards for his work, including a Wired Magazine Rave Award. He has also won several teaching awards, including the 2008 CASE/Carnegie U.S. Professor of the Year for Doctoral and Research Universities.