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Re: The INternet of Video

By Deirdré Straughan | =?iso-8859-1?q?Deirdr=E9_Straughan?= <lists@...> | deirdrebs2002
September 16, 2004 | Post #1195 | Topic #1159

> I just latch onto "easily monetized" and "opportunities" and "consumers" = and > "front-end"... > I just dont share the same direction this guy seems= to be hinting towards. > a web of video that helps keep selling the same o= ld stuff i hate. > i want video on the web to show me things ive never seen= before. > i want video on the web to let us talk to each other in new ays = (like in > this group). > I dont want Coke "videos" by made 5th graders(re= al people so its honest!!) > on their blogs as part of some contest. "Eas= ily monetized" is not a bad thing - it goes back to the micropayments discu= ssion we've had before. Maybe none of us will ever make big bucks on our vi= deos. But, as I keep saying, neither should we have to pay if we become pop= ular. I don't see the Internet Archive folks as a complete solution, becaus= e they have said they only want "artistic" videos, and who's to judge what'= s artistic? What's wrong with those 5th graders, anyway? We were all 5th gr= aders once, and maybe we had something interesting to say even then. No on= e knows what is going to come out of all this. A new way to distribute the = same old stuff? Sure, that's already happening. But the thousand flowers ar= e also blooming, and the term "citizen journalism" is entering the mainstre= am. I don't think we need to worry about video over IP being only about com= mercial content. In fact, the line between commercial and amateur is likely= to get blurrier and blurrier as the costs of entry into video production d= rop. We're all potentially text and still image publishers already, and som= e even make money on "amateur" sites. The same will happen with video. be= st regards, Deirdr=E9 Straughan http://www.straughan.com