||Tuesday, March 22, 2005
MSNBC: "HERE COME THE VLOGS".
MSNBC: Ready for your close-up? Here come the vlogs is a great snapshot of videoblogging by Michael Rogers. He namechecks all our favorites including Rocketboom, Ryanne, Jay, Human Dog, Steve Garfield, and Dylan. He also mentions the tools making it easier to find videoblogs, such as ANT and MeFeedia. And, inescapably, Serious Magic's Vlog It! software, which nobody I know actually uses.
Check out Rocketboom's aggregation of SXSWi video/audio/pics/text and the official video coverage of SXSW for all the geekery you'd ever want to munch on.
If you're just looking for fun, please immediately watch Dylan's latest vid, Toys of Our Lives,
where Dylan's dolls engage in sick and hilarious romantic shenanigans.
Then why not see me "shake my thing" (am I saying that right?) on 6th
Street in Austin for DanceFlash - it was like a mini-Burning Man.
Via Blogumentary [unmediated]
Blog, Vlog, Podcast, Mobcast.
So many new words, so little time.
Blog (web log), Vlog (video web log), Podcasting (including audio in
your RSS (really simple syndication) feed for download into an Apple
iPod or other MP3 player) and Mobcasting (mobile podcasting) an Andy Carvin
acronym which posits the use of smart phones to create podcasts -- are
all relatively new words that represent one extremely big idea --
unfettered plebeian access to the fifth estate.
Until a few years ago, governments (secular or non) had almost
complete control of information. That made (and continues to make)
information a form of currency -- like the military and other stores of
economic value. These "new words" are much more powerful than the
technologies they represent, they speak a new language of information
and, to be sure, currency.
The value you will place on this information is in direct
proportion to the use you have for it. Most people won't care about the
rantings of a technophile or a housewife lamenting her need for
appropriate child care -- or will they? Imagine a world where a group
of protesters use their cell phones to acquire and document their
experience with government forces and aggregate (and spin) that
audio/video experience on the web. How about a simple group of friends
witnessing a car accident or something worse.
We are at the dawn of a new era -- not the cliche version of
the phrase -- "new era" the home game! Imagine the power of an
individual when they are able to publish and internationally distribute
audio and video more efficiently than CNN or Fox News. That's not years
in the future ... it's already here. Want to believe? Check out some of
the websites like http://tv.oneworld.net
or http://www.audiolink.com or http://www.audiolink.com and just play the tape .. err ... file to the end.
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