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Re: [videoblogging] Re: The INternet of Video

By Eric Rice | Eric Rice <eric@...> | audioblogdotcom
September 16, 2004 | Post #1197 | Topic #1159

--Apple-Mail-15-1056109944 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=WINDOWS-1252; format=flowed Indie Media and Corporate Media can co-exist the same way that a bed-and-b= reakfast on the California Coast does not compete with the Hilton. Same wi= th restaurants in your local chinatown vs. PF Changs. Etc. I consume Mac a= nd Cheese or McD's and fancypants dinners whenever it suits me. More choic= e, the better. (Except like, shampoos) Eric On Sep 16, 2004, at 2:27 AM, = Deirdr=E9 Straughan wrote: > > I just latch onto "easily monetized" and "o= pportunities" and > "consumers" and > > "front-end"... > > I just dont s= hare the same direction this guy seems to be hinting > towards. > > a web= of video that helps keep selling the same old stuff i hate. > > i want vi= deo on the web to show me things ive never seen before. > > i want video o= n the web to let us talk to each other in new ays > (like in > > this gro= up). > > I dont want Coke "videos" by made 5th graders(real people so its = > honest!!) > > on their blogs as part of some contest. > > "Easily mone= tized" is not a bad thing - it goes back to the > micropayments discussion= we've had before. Maybe none of us will ever > make big bucks on our vide= os. But, as I keep saying, neither should we > have to pay if we become po= pular. I don't see the Internet Archive > folks as a complete solution, be= cause they have said they only want > "artistic" videos, and who's to judg= e what's artistic? What's wrong > with those 5th graders, anyway? We were = all 5th graders once, and > maybe we had something interesting to say even= then. > > No one knows what is going to come out of all this. A new way t= o > distribute the same old stuff? Sure, that's already happening. But the= > thousand flowers are also blooming, and the term "citizen journalism" >= is entering the mainstream. I don't think we need to worry about video > = over IP being only about commercial content. In fact, the line between > = commercial and amateur is likely to get blurrier and blurrier as the > cos= ts of entry into video production drop. We're all potentially text > and s= till image publishers already, and some even make money on > "amateur" sit= es. The same will happen with video. > > > best regards, > Deirdr=E9 Stra= ughan > > http://www.straughan.com > > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Sponsor > = > ADVERTISEMENT > <lrec_companion_043004.gif> > <l.gif> > > Yahoo! Groups L= inks > > =95 To visit your group on the web, go to: > http://groups.yahoo= .com/group/videoblogging/ > =A0 > =95 To unsubscribe from this group, se= nd an email to: > videoblogging-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com > =A0 > =95 = Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of > Service. > >= --Apple-Mail-15-1056109944 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/enriched; charset=WINDOWS-1252 Indie Media and Corporate Media can co-exist the same way that a bed-and-br= eakfast on the California Coast does not compete with the Hilton. Same wit= h restaurants in your local chinatown vs. PF Changs. Etc. I consume Mac = and Cheese or McD's and fancypants dinners whenever it suits me. More choic= e, the better. (Except like, shampoos) Eric On Sep 16, 2004, at 2:27 AM= , Deirdr=E9 Straughan wrote: <excerpt><fixed>> I just latch onto "easily = monetized" and "opportunities" and</fixed> <fixed> "consumers" and </fixed= > <fixed> > "front-end"...</fixed> <fixed> > I just dont share the same d= irection this guy seems to be hinting</fixed> <fixed> towards.</fixed> <f= ixed> > a web of video that helps keep selling the same old stuff i hate.</= fixed> <fixed> > i want video on the web to show me things ive never seen = before.</fixed> <fixed> > i want video on the web to let us talk to each o= ther in new ays</fixed> <fixed> (like in </fixed> <fixed> > this group).<= /fixed> <fixed> > I dont want Coke "videos" by made 5th graders(real peopl= e so its</fixed> <fixed> honest!!) </fixed> <fixed> > on their blogs as p= art of some contest.</fixed> <fixed> "Easily monetized" is not a bad thin= g - it goes back to the</fixed> <fixed> micropayments discussion we've had= before. Maybe none of us will ever</fixed> <fixed> make big bucks on our = videos. But, as I keep saying, neither should we</fixed> <fixed> have to p= ay if we become popular. I don't see the Internet Archive</fixed> <fixed> = folks as a complete solution, because they have said they only want</fixed>= <fixed> "artistic" videos, and who's to judge what's artistic? What's wro= ng</fixed> <fixed> with those 5th graders, anyway? We were all 5th graders= once, and</fixed> <fixed> maybe we had something interesting to say even = then.</fixed> <fixed> No one knows what is going to come out of all this.= A new way to</fixed> <fixed> distribute the same old stuff? Sure, that's = already happening. But the</fixed> <fixed> thousand flowers are also bloom= ing, and the term "citizen journalism"</fixed> <fixed> is entering the mai= nstream. I don't think we need to worry about video</fixed> <fixed> over I= P being only about commercial content. In fact, the line between</fixed> <= fixed> commercial and amateur is likely to get blurrier and blurrier as the= </fixed> <fixed> costs of entry into video production drop. We're all pote= ntially text</fixed> <fixed> and still image publishers already, and some = even make money on</fixed> <fixed> "amateur" sites. The same will happen w= ith video.</fixed> <fixed> best regards,</fixed> <fixed> Deirdr=E9 Stra= ughan</fixed> <fixed><color><param>0000,0000,EEEE</param>http://www.strau= ghan.com</color></fixed> <bold><color><param>0000,3333,9999</pa= ram><smaller>Yahoo! Groups Sponsor</smaller></color></bold> <fontfamily><= param>Arial</param><smaller><x-tad-smaller>ADVERTISEMENT</x-tad-smaller></s= maller></fontfamily></excerpt><excerpt> <<lrec_companion_043004.gif> <<l.= gif> <bold><fontfamily><param>Helvetica</param><smaller>Yahoo! Groups Lin= ks</smaller></fontfamily></bold> <fixed> =95 To visit your group on the = web, go to:</fixed> <fixed><color><param>0000,0000,EEEE</param>http://grou= ps.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/</color></fixed> <fixed>=A0</fixed> <fix= ed> =95 To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:</fixed> <fixed= ><color><param>0000,0000,EEEE</param>videoblogging-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.= com</color></fixed> <fixed>=A0</fixed> <fixed> =95 Your use of Yahoo! G= roups is subject to the <color><param>0000,0000,EEEE</param>Yahoo! Terms of= Service</color>.</fixed> </excerpt> --Apple-Mail-15-1056109944--