Anthropomedia

We all create for one another. And our creations assume a life of their own.

Media Valet

November 30th, 2006
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about.com, amazon, google, mechanical turk, media, tivo, valet, yahoo, youtube
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About.com is an afterthought, which in the Web world isn’t such a bad thing. You think “Google” then you think “Yahoo!” then you think maybe one of the experts on About has the info or insight I need. And so it goes. Yahoo! and Google reap the media attention and large revenues, but About.com chugs […]

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Who wants their MTV?

November 29th, 2006
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microsoft, MTV, music, youtube, zune
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I want my . . . YouTube? Well, that’s been the clarion call of video on the Web, much to MTV’s chagrin, I’m sure. MTV has been quite good about jumping on the Web video bandwagon, but surprisingly poor at translating their natural appeal to the core Web video consumer demographic. What gives? Doesn’t every […]

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Mobile Vid

November 28th, 2006
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ipod, mobile, phone, verizon, youtube
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Verizon’s channeling YouTube. That’s the big news for the day. Even bigger than Microsoft’s Zune flopping in a major way. Rob Pegoraro writes in the Washington Post “Forgive me if I’m less than thrilled.” Why? Because, he argues, it’s stupid for mobile carriers to limit the video watching options of their customers. Why not allow […]

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SAG and Internet Video

November 27th, 2006
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actors, dv, interactive, sag, video
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In the past, one of the hallmarks of professionally produced material has been the participation of Screen Actor’s Guild (SAG) members. So what’s SAG doing about made for Internet DV? I posed that question to myself today, and decided to ring SAG in Hollywood. After negotiating the voice menu system and a pleasant operator, I […]

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Professional v. Consumer

November 24th, 2006
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anthropomedia, arc, digital, dv, epicsodic, google, ipod, media, video, youtube
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There’s this distinction between consumer generated versus professionally developed content, which has particular meaning in the Web video world. People go to Revver, YouTube and Google Video for consumer stuff; they visit Comedy Central, iFilm, and AtomFilms for professional content. Certainly, the consumer sites now contain a lot of professional stuff, both licensed and illicit. […]

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CBSTube

November 22nd, 2006
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24, cbs, crossover, google, video, web, youtube
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CBS is stoked about YouTube, at least according to this Techcrunch postExcerpt: “CBS content has been viewed 29.2 million times since October 18, which is an average of 857,000 views per day.” Moreover, there’s a clear correlation between YouTube views and Nielsen TV ratings. CBS execs can talk about building bridges, but what does all […]

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iPod redux: content is crown prince

November 21st, 2006
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apple, harry, ipod, itunes, mobile, potter, video
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I suppose I said I’d talk more about video on the iPod and provide my thoughts on the matter. Of course, I wrote that yesterday, and by now the Video iPod is so passe. 🙂 To delve into the lack of uptake for video on the iPod I think you need to start with a […]

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iPod Vid

November 20th, 2006
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apple, harry, ipod, itunes, mobile, potter, video
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My wife bought me a video iPod this past summer for my birthday. I immediately felt it was way too cool for me; in fact, I felt like a blind man being given a Ferrari. Since then, I’ve gotten past my feelings of inadequacy, at least as far as the iPod is concerned. I’ve imported […]

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Kicking things off

November 17th, 2006
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anthropomedia, arc, digital, dv, epicsodic, google, ipod, media, video, youtube
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Two years ago I felt the buzz of the new media revolution. It clattered around the back-channels of the Web, and spoke of the founding of a new company, YouTube, and bandied about terms and phrases like “unlimited bandwidth” and “user-created content.” I watched as Apple added video to the iPod, Adobe bought Flash and […]

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