Re: [videoblogging] Re: RocketBoomSucks

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004 10:06:09 -0500, Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@…>

> Why all the anger?

I can't comment on Shannon's anger. :o)

> I'm sorry, Shannon, but I think you are the one that's missing the
> point. Rocketboom may look like "television" to some, but I can assure
> you its very different — in fact its a model that could rival
> television in the very near future. The whole is much greater than the
> sum of its parts.

But Rocketboom *is* television. It's tv created by independent
personalities, and distributed via the internet instead of radio waves,
but it *is* television. Just like podcasts are radio, radio made by
independent personalities and distributed via the internet instead of
radio waves, but still radio.

You can give any media student as quick task of doing a genre analysis of
a Rocketboom compared to for example a news broadcast. Rocketboom is
television, there's no doubt about it. Not that it's a bad thing, but call
a spade a spade. It's not a 'new media'.

The difference is one of distribution – broadcasts are not bound in time,
something public service stations here has been doing for a long time now
– and of authorship affiliation (commercial, organizational versus
independent individuals. But those differences are sociological ones.
Nothing new has been created in regards of the media itself. Podcasts have
brought nothing new to the radio media – it has changed/will change/might
change the way people are *using* radio. Radio as a media hasn't changed.

– Andreas

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