Re: [videoblogging] The INternet of Video

> > >>>� <warning, grumpy mood>
> > >>>� congratulations on stating the bleeding obvious.
> > >>>� < /warning, grumpy mood>

> I found it condescending.

> > > that's what i like about this group.
> > > yep.
> > > we spot the bullshit.

> > I'm lost.
> > Why do his words upset you?
> > Shouldn't we be happy that he's talking about the same things we are
> > talking about?

in light of what everyone is saying…
let's read it again.

"Now that video can be produced cheaply and with reasonable production
values, and now that it can be affordably distributed and perhaps even
easily monetized, will we see an emerging new class of "video site
producers" rather than classic textual content. In 1994 when the Web
really emerged, it helped bring forth an explosion in the amount and
richness of text that was produced and available globally. I believe
we're at the front-end of a very similar curve in video, and this world
/ opportunity is not going to look very much like how we as consumers
find, acquire and view video today."

I just latch onto "easily monetized" and "opportunities" and "consumers" and
"front-end"…
I just dont share 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 video on the web to show me things ive never seen before.
i want video on the web to let us talk to each other in new ays (like in
this group).
I dont want Coke "videos" by made 5th graders(real people so its honest!!)
on their blogs as part of some contest.

i guess when anything new begins, its easy to be an idealist becasue this
world is still in our minds.
the rules and playing field is being defined and we got to shout about what
its going to look like.


Jay Dedman
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