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Re: [videoblogging] Re: you keep the file that you want to share using BitTorrent

By Joshua Kinberg | Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...> | joshkinberg
October 18, 2004 | Post #1421 | Topic #1389

To me, content is less important. Maybe that's because I'm not actually an active videoblogger at the moment (but as Adam Curry has shown, this is where "users and developers can party together" :-) I believe there are a million creative people out there who can make great videos! That will happen and people will watch if we can make it easier to publish and distribute video in this format. Video production is getting easier all the time (equipment is cheaper, etc), but, the barriers for distribution are getting higher all the time -- there are now only a handful of companies that control almost everything that goes on TV. So, a lot of us want to use video to communicate, tell stories, etc, but most of us don't have access to an outlet for distribution. However, the web is fast becoming this distribution channel that is open to all -- big companies and creative individuals alike. People have been talking about this for a long time, but its only now starting to come together. Blogging is a natural fit because it has built in tools for relatively easy publishing and distribution based on open standards (RSS, etc). Plus, the very nature of the Web makes it possible to spread ideas far and fast -- links, comments, trackbacks, searches/meta-data, pinging/notifications, etc... These things are out there, but we have to assemble the pieces and cobble them together to make it work. iPodder is a wonderful example of this. There is no reason iPodder couldn't have happened 2-3 years ago. Everyone knew it could be done and how to do it, but no one actually put the pieces together until Adam Curry took it upon himself about 8 weeks ago -- now everyone's jumping in. Add that to the fact that iPod (and MP3 players in general) are now hitting a tipping point within pop-culture -- and boom! TiVo and PVRs will hit that tipping point someday soon. And when they do, all this content from the web will be readily available on your TV -- and then the handful of companies that run TV will face some much needed competition. Video distribution to mobile devices is not far off either. For now, i think most of us are thinking about how the web browser affects this medium. That's important, but it won't always be the case. My 2 cents... --Josh On Mon, 18 Oct 2004 13:17:21 -0400, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@...> wrote: > > > remember I can listen to audio while walking, cycling, driving, > > > cooking, cleaning, etc. whereas video requires all of my attention. not > > > many people will watch a 40 minute vogcast because most of us don't > > > have 40 minutes available. > > > > > > > I believe the average time spent in front of the tv is 4 hours? > > see, i think we must put this in context. > I wouldnt watch a 40 minute videoblog on my computer. > when im online....i want to MOVE and answer meial and research stuff. > BUT > if we can figure out a way to get our videoblogs on TV, > then its another ballgame. > when i watch TV, Im the most open Ill be all day. > Im ready to follow anything. > > so i think Adrian and andreas are talking about right > NOW...videoblogs/vogs/vlogs/vblogs are just a fun way to experiment. > but some of us are practicing for when we can co-opt the TV experience. > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Sponsor > > ADVERTISEMENT > > > ________________________________ > Yahoo! Groups Links > > To visit your group on the web, go to: > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ > > 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.