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Crowdsourcing

July 12th, 2007
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I have to admit, I’d never heard the term “crowdsourcing” until reading some articles in Wired dealing with a collaboration with Assignment Zero, describing a collaborative experiment in open-source journalism. This sort of collective approach to journalism underpins a project like Witness, which enlists everyone with the ability to record digital video (aka the “crowd […]

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Reality Feedback Loop

June 19th, 2007
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MySpace has partnered with reality-TV maven Mark Burnett to produce “Independent,” a reality show with a political bent. The show will debut in early 2008, according to a Variety report. The concept is simple: run a virtual campaign with real candidates, shadowing the 2008 US presidential elections. According to the report, “Independent” will distinguish itself […]

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Dig

May 8th, 2007
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I suppose it’s natural that bands are looking to user contests to find videos for their new releases. Especially after the treadmill thing exploded. It’s Music 2.0, baby. I think the video for the Incubus song “Dig” is pretty noteworthy. Check it out: YouTube – Incubus_”Dig” (by kaamuz). I actually find the animation a bit […]

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Brightcove’s AfterMix

April 30th, 2007
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Headline: tech luminary and founder of Brightcove, Jeremy Allaire, discusses their new AfterMix online video mashup tool at a Media Post conference (MediaPost Videos), and shakes up media world. AfterMix is Brightcove’s venture into the world of online video editing , and will offer some interesting features targeted at facilitating video capture directly to the […]

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My Maps

April 11th, 2007
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I’ve moved into a new position in my firm, which has placed some new demands on my time (especially since I’m still in my old position). I’ll do my best to blog as much as I can. Google has a new feature built into its maps service. Check out the My Maps tab. It’s become […]

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Optical Chips

March 29th, 2007
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IBM has announced a new chip that’d take a HD full length movie download from 30 minutes to 1 second. This gee-whiz news should make the folks at Verizon happy, what with their FiOS service. It’s also very similar to other efforts (Intel has something like this brewing). What this really comes down to is […]

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LibriVox

March 29th, 2007
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Interested in Charles Darwin? How about the Jabberwocky? There’s a neat project that makes “The Origin of the Species,” “The Jabberwocky,” and much more available as audio files for free. You can pick from various formats; I particularly like the PodCast option. The service can be found at LibriVox. Check it out — there’s a […]

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Wanna make money?

March 28th, 2007
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Here’s an excellent post regarding various video sharing sites and their models for compensating producers. It’s worth taking a look at. Even if you’re not looking to make money off video now, you might want to check it out for the links. One notable absence: Joost.

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thinking outside the rectangle

March 21st, 2007
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I’m back from an unexpectedly long vacation. It was surreal to travel to Canada and to not be able to return due to bad weather back at home. At least the circuitous route foisted upon me to get home allowed me to experience the Edmonton airport, which was surprisingly attractive. Enough about me. USA Today, […]

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My Second Life

March 6th, 2007
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Here’s an interesting new episodic series out on the Web. Douglas Gayeton has released “My Second Life,” a drama about a man, Molotov Alva (sounds a bit like Kaiser Sosa, nez?). The premise is that Alva has disappeared from the real world and reappeared in Second Life. The initial episode has also been released on […]

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