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Re: [videoblogging] Re: RocketBoomSucks

By Rick Rey | Rick Rey <rick@...> | vivarey
November 22, 2004 | Post #1914 | Topic #1830

> ah, but the best model for what a videoblog is is not tv shows but the > commercial. which are typically 30 seconds to 2 minutes :-) I disagree. It might be best for you, but why dictate how other people should express themselves, how other people should blog with video? Is it that important that we separate ourselves with television (a medium that has already gained mass acceptance). For the time being, shouldn't we just be happy that more people are doing this, period? Adrian, you are an academic, right? I went to grad school myself, and I would never get away with making a blanket statement like such-and-such is the best course of action -- without any research/empirical evidence to back it up. You are making a hypothesis. For the sake of argument, I can just as easily make a hypothesis that the best model for us *is* television -- since we know it works. Once we get off the ground, get people on board, get people to notice us -- then we can begin to distinguish ourselves. There's no set agenda here. We're not on autopilot. We need to experiment with different things before we tell people what's right and what's wrong. Is RocketBoom "different" than TV? Who cares! It's a blog with video. It meets criteria for this group. Let's not get caught up in the terminology. At this state in the game, bickering over details like that is a waste of time and energy, in my opinion. We're more talented than that. -Rick