Message for Ryanne
Ryanne, (just for you) I made all the links on the post create a new window.
Production Note: My apologies for the lousy audio, poor frame-rate and lip-synch. I wanted to record a response while I was still "rolling on the floor laughing" and I used an improperly configured HackTV for iSight video capture. (Specifically it was capturing video at 640x480 uncompressed and my PowerBook hard drive couldn't keep up.) Rather than do a retake and loose my spontaneous reaction, I decided to go ahead and use the flawed recording. p.s. One project for the weekend is to clean up that desk in the background...
Cablecam for Your Living Room
Vloggercon 2005 New York City
I booked my flight to vloggercon today. The Ultimate Geek Out '04 vblog post by Ryanne Hodson should give you some idea of how much fun vloggercon will be -- at least for a geek, like me. When I came up with the idea for vBlog Central, I never thought that within a year there would be a videoblogging convention. (I thought it might take two years...)
I haven't been this excited in years.
Rumor: Six Apart to buy Live Journal
I have learnt exclusively that Six Apart, the parent company behind hosted blogging service TypePad, and Moveable Type is about to acquire Live Journal, for an undisclosed amount. The deal is a mix of stock and cash, and could be announced sometime later this month, according to those close to the two companies. If the deal goes through, then Six Apart will become one of the largest weblog companies in the world, with nearly 6.5 million users. It also gives the company a very fighting chance against Google’s Blogger and Microsoft’s MSN Spaces.
via Jeff Jarvis
Media Attention to Videoblogging Keeps Growing
Great link, but the story paints a picture of videobloggers as those that take video without permission and redistribute it over the net for free.
Even though is does touch on the fact that we're also creating original content of our own, it makes it seem like it's not really happening.
Something big is happening here and it will take a while for the MSM (that's Main Stream Media) to figure it out. The Journal article focuses on amateur tsunami videos which is interesting and important, but is not the best representation of what is going on with videoblogging.
Videoblogging conference Vloggercon 2005 in NYC, January 22nd
The video announcement of the conference is hosted by vBlog Central and, if you've watched
talking head videoblogs with just one person talking, the announcement is fun to watch. Jay, Steve, and Ryanne are all active in the videoblogging group. Jay and Steve have given extensive feedback on vBlog Central.
Vloggercon 2005 will be small, fun, passionate, and challenging. It will also help establish 2005 as the Year of the Videoblog! I'm looking forward to meeting all these crazy people face-to-face.