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Re: [videoblogging] vlogger intro – k9disc

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 15, 2005 | Post #29696 | Topic #29639

--Apple-Mail-1--406681423 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Hey all, Another noob here. Judging by the names on the list you all are the people responsible for the vlog becoming a reality. Thanks for doing all the leg work on this. I checked out vlogging early 05, and it just didn't seem to be there yet. You all have done an amazing job making this work. My vlog will be dog focused, as I play Frisbee with my dogs professionally, and am moving into regular old pet training, with a slight twist: not obedience, but interaction. Anyway, I am currently vlogging @ http://k9disc.blip.tv . The old k9athlete site http://k9athlete.com has been up for over 7 years and has given me unbelievable opportunities to travel and teach. It has been used as a resource on at least 5 continents (from email correspondence). It is time to take it to the next level. I plan on bringing some of our dog knowledge to the masses with my vlogs, and if I am diligent with dragging my camera along to events and goings on, I should be able to provide quite a bit of comic relief as well. Can someone point me to a good breakdown of imovie export settings? I am having some problems and could use some solid information. I'd be happy to take that info offline, but it might be a good idea to post it again for all of... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] a new vlog: Cafe Siena Favorites

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 15, 2005 | Post #29740 | Topic #29739

--Apple-Mail-1--370217083 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; format=flowed Question: How can I find out the path to my files on blip.tv? Is there any way to hotlink to the file? I have a tiki-wiki in which I would like to run embedded video. Any help would be appreciated. cheers, ron On Dec 15, 2005, at 10:13 PM, civanyi wrote: > I thought I'd try my hand at creating a "favorites" vlog. I'll dally > with these appreciations -- vlogs, movies, music, photography, art & > technology -- anything, and everything from OTHER folks out there that > I'm really drawn to, and appreciate. I'll collect, and share them > here. Check it out: http://www.cafesienafavorites.blogspot.com > > Thanks > Chris > http://www.cafesiena.blogspot.com > > > > > > SPONSORED LINKS > Individual Fireant Use > > YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS > > Visit your group "videoblogging" on the web. > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > videoblogging-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service. > > --Apple-Mail-1--370217083 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 <HTML><BODY style=3D"word-wrap: break-word; -khtml-nbsp-mode: space; -khtml= -line-break: after-white-space; ">Question:<DIV><BR class=3D"khtml-block-pl= aceholder"><DIV>How can I find out the path to my files on blip.tv?</DIV><D= IV><BR class=3D"khtml-block-placeholder"></DIV><DIV>Is there any way to hot= link to the file?</DIV><DIV>I have a tiki-wiki in which I would like to run= embedded video.</DIV><DIV><BR class=3D"khtml-block-placeholder"></DIV><DIV= >Any help would be appreciated.</DIV><DIV><BR class=3D"khtml-block-placehol= der"></DIV><DIV>=A0cheers,=A0</DIV><DIV>ron</DIV><DIV><BR class=3D"khtml-bl= ock-placeholder"></DIV><DIV><BR class=3D"khtml-block-placeholder"></DIV><DI= V><BR class=3D"khtml-block-placeholder"></DIV><DIV><BR... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] getting path to video on blip

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 16, 2005 | Post #29801 | Topic #29739

--Apple-Mail-3--320756002 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Perfect Chris! All I needed was the path, and you offered that up to me quite nicely. On Dec 16, 2005, at 11:20 AM, Christopher Ivanyi wrote: > Hey Ron: > You have to login. > Go to your Dashboard (top right tab). > Choose post. > You'll find your mediapermalink below your video. > Copy that to your clipboard (or wordpad) so you can > paste it anywhere you'd like to hot link from. > I am not sure about tiki-wiki stuff you mentioned. > > > > On 12/15/05, Ron Watson <k9disc@...> wrote: > > Question: > > > > How can I find out the path to my files on blip.tv? > > > > Is there any way to hotlink to the file? > > I have a tiki-wiki in which I would like to run embedded video. > > > > Any help would be appreciated. > > > > cheers, > > ron > > > > > > > > > > > > > > On Dec 15, 2005, at 10:13 PM, civanyi wrote: > > I thought I'd try my hand at creating a "favorites" vlog. I'll > dally > > with these appreciations -- vlogs, movies, music, photography, > art & > > technology -- anything, and everything from OTHER folks out > there that > > I'm really drawn to, and... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] iTunes Album Art

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 16, 2005 | Post #29803 | Topic #29739

--Apple-Mail-4--320076153 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Anyone know how I can add album art to my blip.tv feed on iTunes? I guess I could use a tag in each post, but I was looking for something a bit more permanent. For it to be permanent, I would have to place the iTunes tag into the RSS XML, no? Is there any way to do that on blip? thanks again, ron On Dec 16, 2005, at 12:05 PM, Ron Watson wrote: > Perfect Chris! > > All I needed was the path, and you offered that up to me quite nicely. > > > > On Dec 16, 2005, at 11:20 AM, Christopher Ivanyi wrote: > >> Hey Ron: >> You have to login. >> Go to your Dashboard (top right tab). >> Choose post. >> You'll find your mediapermalink below your video. >> Copy that to your clipboard (or wordpad) so you can >> paste it anywhere you'd like to hot link from. >> I am not sure about tiki-wiki stuff you mentioned. >> >> >> >> On 12/15/05, Ron Watson <k9disc@...> wrote: >> > Question: >> > >> > How can I find out the path to my files on blip.tv? >> > >> > Is there any way to hotlink to the file? >> > I have a tiki-wiki in which I would like to run embedded video. >> > >> > Any help would be... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Wall Street Journal: Videoblogging

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 16, 2005 | Post #29902 | Topic #29746

--Apple-Mail-7--300192780 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed <snark>Maybe it could be populated it with Davidjr merchandise links? :-)</snark> What is the problem with people getting press for lots of hard work? What is the problem with having a set directory? I added my feed and several others quite easily, and it is just as simple to delete them. A seniority system is not necessarily a bad thing, especially in the early stages of development. This medium has developed so fast. I was looking at it late last year, or maybe even earlier this year, and it just wasn't there yet. Now it is ready to pop. Great thanks should be given to apple and iTunes for giving us this grand opportunity to foster change. Even more thanks should be given to all of the pioneers, teachers, techies, and cool people that have brought this revolution to a head. Get out and get in print. Say smart things. Help your friends and those you respect. Thanks a bunch. I can't wait to see where this goes... Ron Watson http://k9disc.blip.tv http://k9disc.com http://pawsitivevybe.com On Dec 16, 2005, at 5:30 PM, ManCheeseMo wrote: > Not quite the idea. I meant that FireANT could take the exising live > build, strip it of the pre-populated feeds and release a 1.0b4 > version. There would be no bugs that do not already exisit, which has > nothing to do with the up and coming release.... [View]



what is vlogging…

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 17, 2005 | Post #29965 | Topic #29965

In our corporate dominated culture, everyone has the right to free speech but not too many of us have the right to be heard. Well, that is going to change, my friends. Vlogging and blogging are going to allow anyone to be heard. Vlogging and blogging are our bullhorns, our pamphlets, our theaters, and our town halls. If we hang on to them, they will give us all the right to be heard. [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Define

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 18, 2005 | Post #30075 | Topic #30068

--Apple-Mail-6--138707582 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed No kidding! Something that not many people realize is that in terms of the corporate media, we are the product. Corporate advertisers are the customers. Be careful of how you define this medium, as the first one that the corporate media can co-opt and exploit is the one that will stick. I am for either defining it as a right to be heard/a right to a visible outlet for my opinion/my public voice (please go with the spirit of the words instead of picking them apart) or not defining it at all. If we define it in terms that the corporate media can pollute: viewers, entertainment, media outlet, etc, then it will go the way of the information superhighway. later, Ron On Dec 18, 2005, at 2:24 PM, Jeffrey wrote: > Journalist of the NYTimes and WSJ - HMMMM role models.... Hmmmm... the > good guys right? > > Are not they the same journalist who have sat on this most recent > story > of our Government spying on US? > > Journalist and the Media are controlled by a small group of $enior $ > Socialites with $ignificat amout$ of money who publi$h what will $tand > be$t for their media. > > Who cares what W$J and the NYTime$ feel about VLOGs - VLOG what you > want > - it is not a job it is a passion,... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Define

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 18, 2005 | Post #30098 | Topic #30068

--Apple-Mail-7--128786180 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed They are selling us, and we are selling ourselves. The content from the corporate media is an ancillary part of the business. Maybe before there were 6 media giants acting as a cartel, there was some focus on content, developing something new and interesting but since then, there has been less and less focus put on content. In vlogging, the content is developed not to sell shit, but to entertain, inform, and share. I am sure that there are some people that are commoditizing themselves, but the field is open; an ideology has not been chosen. We are not slaves to our customers, hell we are not even slaves to our viewers. We get to develop whatever kind of content we would like. On Dec 18, 2005, at 4:43 PM, Matthew Clayfield wrote: > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Ron Watson <k9disc@m...> wrote: > > > > Something that not many people realize is that in terms of the > > corporate media, we are the product. > > We're the product in terms of grassroots media, too, just in a > completely different way. The corporate media sees videobloggers as > commodities because videobloggers have commodified themselves. At > least in some cases... > > > > > > SPONSORED LINKS > Individual Fireant Typepad > Use > > YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS > > Visit your group "videoblogging" on the web. > >... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] blip down?

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 19, 2005 | Post #30145 | Topic #29647

--Apple-Mail-14--55859886 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Is blip down? How long has it been down? ron On Dec 14, 2005, at 6:17 PM, Joshua Kinberg wrote: > Here's some documentation: > < http://technorati.com/help/tags.html > > > You can tag your blog posts on creation by adding rel="tag" links to > the body of the post. > For example: > > <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/chihuahua&quot; > rel="tag">chihuahua</a> > > is a link that denotes the content is tagged "chihuahua" > The href can point to anywhere as long as the URL ends in the word you > wish to use as a tag. You could point it at Delicious, Flickr, > Technorati, Wikipedia (as in the example above), wherever... this type > of tag is read by Technorati and by any web crawler or spider that > indexes tags. > > -Josh > > > On 12/14/05, Horace <horace@...> wrote: > > Hey all, > > okay, so I feel like this is a stupid question, especially since I'v > > been vlogging of six months now, but I am confused on tags, I > > understand what they do, but how do I add them to my Vlog? > > any suggestions? > > thanks, > > Horace > > > > a White boy in living in Korea: horace2.blogspot.com > > > > > > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > >... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Enjoye the videoblogging videoconference yesterday

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 21, 2005 | Post #30335 | Topic #30317

--Apple-Mail-1-114283326 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Nice meeting you Herald...sweet name btw... Sorry about getting all crazy about corporate power and such, but I really see that as the most dangerous issue today in the world, and I see this medium of distributed media, vlogging in particular, as the greatest check against that power. In the future, I will try not to let these beliefs drag down a conversation again, although I do believe that these issues need to be addressed. Anyway, I will try to leave that off my spiel in the vlogger videoconferences in the future. I will probably fail in this, but you always have the option to not feed the 'troll'. See you all soon, Ron On Dec 21, 2005, at 11:34 AM, Harold Johnson wrote: > Hi everyone, > > I really enjoyed participating in the videoblogging videoconference > yesterday; thanks for posting the invite here and for being nice to > me. :) > > Sincerely, > Podcaster Harold > of Podcaster Herald > http://podcasterherald.com > > YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS > > Visit your group "videoblogging" on the web. > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > videoblogging-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service. > > --Apple-Mail-1-114283326 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 <HTML><BODY style=3D"word-wrap: break-word; -khtml-nbsp-mode: space; -khtml= -line-break: after-white-space; ">Nice meeting you Herald...sweet name btw.= ..<DIV><BR class=3D"khtml-block-placeholder"><DIV>Sorry about... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] iTunes xml tags

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 21, 2005 | Post #30355 | Topic #30338

--Apple-Mail-1-121997588 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Feedburner>>>MYFeeds>>>[Select Feed]>>>Optimize>>>SmartCast>>> I did it a few days ago, but it has not been updated in iTunes. I am kind of bummed about that. Something is not allowing my feed to be searched for. I have to manually browse to the show. It kind of sucks. I hope it works itself out... ron On Dec 21, 2005, at 1:33 PM, Steve Garfield wrote: > In feedburner there is an option to add in all your iTunes tags, no > direct coding of an XML file is needed. > > Probably in the SmartCast options... > > Take a look. > > On Dec 21, 2005, at 1:21 PM, Rob Parrish wrote: > > > I'm trying to get my feed up to speed with iTune's demands. This is > > probably a dumb question, but here it goes. So, Apple wants a bunch > > of tags inserted into the feed. Do I do that through Blogger, > > Feedburner, (I don't see a way that these deplay the code of the > feed) > > Rob > > --Steve > -- > Home Page - http://stevegarfield.com > "The Instapundit of vlogging, without the right-wing politics!" - > Chuck > Olsen > > > > SPONSORED LINKS > Individual Fireant Typepad > Use > > YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS > > Visit your group "videoblogging" on the web. > > To unsubscribe from... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] iTunes xml tags

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 21, 2005 | Post #30370 | Topic #30338

--Apple-Mail-2-135634711 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed I still can't seem to get any album art up on iTunes, and I still can't find my feed with key words. I wonder if they have someone monitoring this list? I WOULD LIKE TO PUT UP SOME ALBUM ART! I WOULD LIKE TO BE NOTICED BY YOUR SEARCH FUNCTION. Thanks for the links, wwwhatsup. ron On Dec 21, 2005, at 6:13 PM, WWWhatsup wrote: > I'm not sure if this is what you are looking for, but, according to > apple: > > > > You can also ping the iTunes server to update your podcast > information by entering the following URL into a browser: > > https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast? > id=FEEDID > > where FEEDID is your iTunes podcast numeric ID. You can also use: > > https://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/pingPodcast? > feedURL=http://FEEDURL > > where FEEDURL is the url for your feed. > > Regardless of the ping method you use, iTunes will return an HTTP > 200 code. > > > At 03:05 PM 12/21/2005, you wrote: > >Feedburner>>>MYFeeds>>>[Select Feed]>>>Optimize>>>SmartCast>>> > > > >I did it a few days ago, but it has not been updated in iTunes. I > am kind of bummed about that. > > > >Something is not allowing my feed to be searched for. I have to > manually browse to the show. It kind of sucks. I hope it works > itself out... > > >... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: 'Pet' footage for Podcaster Herald…

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 22, 2005 | Post #30421 | Topic #30317

--Apple-Mail-1-197597932 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII; delsp=yes; format=flowed Not quite specially for you... http://www.dailymotion.com/k9disc/ video/17484 On Dec 22, 2005, at 11:43 AM, Harold Johnson wrote: > For the record, everyone, I love animals. In fact -- and I'll > probably never say this again -- perhaps there's a part of me > that's envious of all of you that have pets. I haven't lived in a > place that would permit pets for many years, since I was a > teenager. Never had a cat, though we always had dogs. I recall > spending one afternoon, as a teen, taking photographs of my two > lovely little mutts in various poses -- one wearing a handkerchief > and holding a Motley Crue album, the other basically just looking > his cute-ass self. > > Okay, that's enough. I'm making myself sick! > > Podcaster Herald > you're gonna hate him soon > http://podcasterherald.com > > On 12/21/05, Bill Streeter <bill@...> wrote: > You haven't? Oh wait ... that's probably because I haven't got one. > Sorry, My mistake!! > > Bill Streeter > LO-FI SAINT LOUIS > http://www.lofistl.com > > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Harold Johnson > <harold.johnson@g...> wrote: > > > > I've never even seen your cat vlog, Bill! When I do, though, I hope > there's > > a good story being presented...or something besides 15 images of > cat's > > butts. > > > > Harold... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Google Video IS A TRAP!

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 24, 2005 | Post #30599 | Topic #30466

--Apple-Mail-1-363969814 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; delsp=yes; format=flowed (from a link from the link below) http://www.ipdemocracy.com/ Therefore, i= f a content or application provider wants higher-speed, higher quality de= livery to the customer, some kind of access payment would apply. What=92s= interesting is not this issue =97 it=92s been widely reported =97 but a = statement by an AT&T spokesman, one which hints at a possible new tack by= the telcos in resolving to their favor the net neutrality fight. =93Our= IP [Internet protocol] video service is not the same thing as the Intern= et,=94 AT&T spokesman Mike Balmoris said. He said AT&T would permit unfet= tered access on the Internet portion of its network. This distinction betwe= en =93the Internet=94 and IP video could be the next nuance in the broadb= and providers=92 fight for the right to pick and choose among IP-based ap= plications. By dubbing video-based services as =93not the Internet,=94 or= by creating different tiers on the network (i.e. the Internet tier, the = IP video tier, maybe, even, the VoIP tier), broadband providers have a be= tter chance of crafting network neutrality rules that nonetheless ensure = their abilities to discriminate among the most problematic new IP-based s= ervices, namely those that entail video. Right here is the real proble= m with the Google Trap. Once again we will get screwed by the need for adv= ertisements. Anyone remember the Information Superhighway? So democratic,= so... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Google Video IS A TRAP!

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 24, 2005 | Post #30604 | Topic #30466

--Apple-Mail-2-368301136 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; delsp=yes; format=flowed I would have to say that Rocketboom's numbers are a bit scary, especially= on a production budget of next to nothing. Imagine if a bunch of Democrac= y Now's sprung up and got similar to 'broadcast' numbers... What if we h= ad a bunch of pro-peace Vloggers publishing regularly in the run-up to th= e invasion of Iraq? What if they were really good? I think that this med= ium, while it will probably never take over from corporate media, is eart= h shattering. It gives people, for next to nothing, regular old people, t= he right to be heard. It does so with moving pictures, which has been pre= tty much the sole realm of corporate media since moving pictures were cre= ated. If a picture tells a thousand words, how many does a well made film = piece tell? Regular people simply are not allowed to say that much. You= can only say that much if you are making money on it, or if you have the= money to buy it. You have to earn the right to speak that loud. What does= the media stand to lose to Vlogging? Billions in lost ad revenue? Contro= l over information? Exclusivity? Maybe their customers will develop their= own distribution system and cut them out entirely instead of making bill= ion dollar ad buys? Who knows? But one thing is for sure,... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Google Video IS A TRAP!

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 24, 2005 | Post #30607 | Topic #30466

--Apple-Mail-3-370081323 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; delsp=yes; format=flowed Thanks for bringing it back to the open source movement and giving me hop= e! :-) It's going to come down to a simple cost benefit. What are the cost= s of allowing free communication? What are the benefits? The main cost i= s control of information, which in today's corporate society has been mad= e into a life or death proposition for business. Losing control of inform= ation means increased transparency, conducting business above board, some= thing that no corporation with legislative clout is willing to stomach at= this stage in the game. This holds true at both the media level and the = corporate structural level. Secrets are necessary. Interoperability will= be speeded up by us little guys, and standards will be worked out in the= marketplace instead of the courts, which is probably a smaller investmen= t. Markets will be created for locally produced content. I think that is= a no brainer. I would do just what that quote I highlighted earlier (htt= p://www.ipdemocracy.com) says the Telecoms are doing, price us out of the= market: "Our IP [Internet protocol] video service is not the same thing a= s the Internet," AT&T spokesman Mike Balmoris said. He said AT&T would = permit unfettered access on the Internet portion of its network. IP Video = Service is not the internet. Poof! We are priced out of the game. Maybe = I... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Google Video IS A TRAP!

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 24, 2005 | Post #30608 | Topic #30466

--Apple-Mail-4-371085139 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; delsp=yes; format=flowed > > Oh, and we're not playing in THEIR space... though we might one > day= ... we're playing in our space a space we're creating... and > their com= ing to play in OURS... the best example of this is the > washington post'= s vlog... but you can see it much more obviously in > audio podcasting...= as these players shift their weight into our > open platforms they becom= e our allies... any attempt to squash or > quelch us is an attempt to squ= ash or squelch them. What's the > significance in the washington post sta= rting a vlog you ASK? Well > because they "Get it" because they've dealt= with it before... it > was called blogging... now that vlogging and audi= o podcasting are > here they know exactly how to utilize them... because = their entire > business plan has shifted from trying to control every asp= ect of > their business to trying to support and become a core part of th= e > new debate. It's a very humble start but I love it. You've got to >= remember that in the video and audio media world it's the > Washington P= ost who's the little guy who never had channel a > station or a voice... = they're in our corner now. I don't see this at all. The Washington Post... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Google Video IS A TRAP!

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
December 24, 2005 | Post #30613 | Topic #30466

--Apple-Mail-5-376940556 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; delsp=yes; format=flowed The point of the whole thing was that it was a noble cause when it was be= ing developed, a noble cause led by people just like you, hell maybe even= by you. It was going to be the information superhighway then. Then the m= arket took over. There were benefits of the market taking over, for sure,= but as I tried to illustrate in my T1 line story, the barrier to entry t= o doing something serious tripled. If they go and separate internet into d= ifferent markets we are screwed. I don't know how feasible that is from a= technical standpoint, but from a business standpoint it makes more sense= . Better to charge a whole lot to a few customers who are willing to pa= y it than to deal with the swarms of tiny customers like video bloggers. = I am going to have to stop doing this...just have to learn when to keep = my mouth shut I guess. ron On Dec 24, 2005, at 12:55 PM, Deirdre Straughan= wrote: > > > On 12/24/05, Ron Watson <k9disc@...> wrote: > > I have b= een posting video online since 1998, you know back in the > days of the I= nformation Superhighway, and back then, in Dallas, a > T1 line was $800. = > > Enter eBusiness and what happened? Bandwidth tripled in a year. >... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Google Video IS A TRAP!

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
January 3, 2006 | Post #31088 | Topic #30466

--Apple-Mail-3--945898860 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; delsp=yes; format=flowed Mike thank you so much for responding to my post. I was beginning to think= that this was going to go totally unanswered, and that I was going to ha= ve to pry my way back into the conversation again. Thanks for providing m= e the opportunity to engage the community on the issue again and to think= of the other side of the coin. > > On Dec 24, 2005, at 11:59 AM, Ron Wa= tson wrote: > Thanks for bringing it back to the open source movement and g= iving > me hope! :-) > > It's going to come down to a simple cost benefit= . What are the > costs of allowing free communication? What are the benef= its? > > It's going to get very tangible and very specific as it breaks >= down... what's going to drive open and free communication is going > to = be very simple for businesses... a simple impact on their bottom > line..= . it'll gain momentum as early adopters like the newspapers > point the w= ay... through proving their is life after "competing > with free" the fre= e blogosphere that is... I can't even to begin > to tackle the issue... = no list can be created either... there are > just indicators. Things like= the buzz around the blair witch > project.... or a band who... [View]



Re: [videoblogging] Re: Google Video IS A TRAP!

By Ron Watson | Ron Watson <k9disc@...> | k9disc
January 4, 2006 | Post #31205 | Topic #30466

Be careful about thinking like this. I understand that nothing is free, b= ut it is a lot closer to $25/day once the equipment is paid for than it i= s the huge distribution budgets of, say, Sony, or 20th Century Fox. Pers= onally, I would like to see the $25/ day touted more, as that makes it th= e norm that it is VERY cheap. So when the move to pay to play happens tha= t it stays in that realm instead of moving towards the costs of those big= corporate systems. I know that most of you think that I am crazy, or that= I am exaggerating, but think of it. Compare Rocketboom's operating costs= to Sony's, then compare the quality, and you will see that it is far t= oo different in terms of cost to quality ratio. We have very little power= in this system. If Sony, 20th Century Fox, Touchstone, MGM, etc. decide = that they want to take us out of the picture they can do so quite easily.= Think of their sway on the cable companies. You going to allow vloggers= to do it for cheap? I am going to triple my licensing fees for showing m= y pictures; maybe you should reconsider allowing them access. If that ha= ppens, which I believe it probably will, we will be in a David v Goliath = fight, and if everyone except for me thinks... [View]