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Re: [videoblogging] Re: RocketBoomSucks

By Adrian Miles | Adrian Miles <adrian.miles@...> | adrianlmiles
November 22, 2004 | Post #1912 | Topic #1830

On 20/11/2004, at 3:04 AM, Joshua Kinberg wrote: > Rocketboom is independent -- there is no one telling us what we can > and can't produce. > Rocketboom uses the Internet as a distribution medium -- not TV, > Satellite, or Cable. > Rocketboom uses a weblog format for frequent publishing, archiving > content, and to aid distribution (RSS). > > This *IS* different. Don't be blinded simply because it uses the > convention of a "news" show. with Andreas on this. We've had independent media groups do this for years, and distribute content via tape. independence does not mean 'not' tv. and TV in the manner being used as a descriptor doesn't mean broadcast, it means follows the conventions of TV (and all that that means). what does that mean? well it still thinks of single chunks of content ('shows'), that are viewed by a more or less passive group (audience) and success will probably be measured in terms of quantitative measures (how many). it uses weblog format as a CMS, it isn't remotely resembling a blog. if anything it's appropriated a technology of convenience because it works. where can joe public add their voice? how? where's the blogroll? trackbacks? comments? search? I don't understand why this is 'different'. A book is a book, whether's its published by Time Warner or a no budget independent press. No one runs around thinking that it isn't a book and would think the argument or claim silly. So why isn't this TV? cheers Adrian Miles +++++++++++++++++++++ http://hypertext.rmit.edu.au/vog/vlog/