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Re: videoblogging

By Eric Botticelli | "Eric Botticelli" <eric9897@...> | eric9897
October 19, 2004 | Post #1434 | Topic #1389

>also, blogs and videoblogs allow anyone on the planet to join the >conversation. >videoblogs allow the most powerful access of all: faces and voices. >getting people we never see in here to make videoblogs is very >important. >Im not sure how to get these people to join the conversation. Jay, Videoblogging will make a bigger splash than blogs did a few years ago. Just give it 6-18 months, it really depends on places like ourmedia. People can sign up for a free text blog, and that's part of what made it so popular. Even if its not free, creative people will be drawn to the idea of sharing their work. I am reminded of the creativity I saw on MNN, and I expect that sort of thing to come over to the net... we'll be able to go to communityvideos.whatever and get a list of the 100 newest videos that have been given a thumbs up by the site's moderators. And if the moderators don't know good video, there will be many other "stations" to choose from. It will happen. The only thing I'm worried about is the government stepping in and regulating the internet and having a similar fate as Radio and Television... ugh. Just keep in mind that wide-spread resistance is imperitive if something happens. For example, if the Big Cable Internet Providers decide to limit our uploads to something like 20 dollars per 20mb over the 20mb monthly limit. What are we going to do? I think to understand how not to get fucked over we've got to understand how cable internet works. In my neighborhood, pretty much everyone who wants cable internet has to go through 1 company: Cablevision (Optimum Online). Cablevision was the same company that cut my access to Comedy Central about 8 years ago (they brought it back a few years after dropping it) -- when they dropped it my family switched to satalite in protest. Yes, I'm being paranoid, as there are no signs I can see of Impending Doom. But the history of the media should be enough to cause alarm. The People's access to communication have been effectively cut off tree times before (newspapers/radio/tv); I really don't want it happening to this beautiful medium. Also, it's a lot easier to hold on to what we've got today than for our kids to try to wrestle it free 60 years from now.