Anthropomedia

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

thinking outside the rectangle

March 21st, 2007
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DIGG, google, USA Today
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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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Google and Web TV

February 13th, 2007
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google, mark cuban, web tv

Mark Cuban, Web luminary who made a bundle selling broadcast.com in the Internet Boom days, blogs that Google has announced their belief Web TV is not viable due to technical limitations. He crows that this confirms his post that broadband video is overrated. Here’s a link to a USA Today article on the subject. The […]

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Wired 15.02: A Second Life for MTV

January 29th, 2007
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google, metaverse, MTV, second life, there.com, virtual world
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Wired Magazine has a nice feature on MTV’s efforts to regain relevance in the minds of their fickle target audience (Wired 15.02: A Second Life for MTV). The concept would be stunning, if it wasn’t already old hat: create a free virtual world where your fans can congregate and be served content, then offer premium […]

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Wikimedia

December 26th, 2006
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geocities, google, stumbleupon, wikia, wikimedia, wikinews, wikipedia, youtube
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On a lark, I typed the URL Wikimedia into my browser. Did I find the multimedia equivalent of Wikipedia? No, nor did I expect to. But I did sort of hope to find at least a skeleton of that beast, awaiting some flesh. So what did I find? The homepage for the Wikimedia foundation, Wikipedia’s […]

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2007

December 12th, 2006
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2007, apple, brightcove, google, iTV, prosumer, web 2.0
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If 2006 was all about Web 2.0 and the resurgence of the dot-com boom, 2007 should represent the payoff, with many of the 2006 start-ups going-to-market. Certainly, many of these products will focus on chasing online digital media revenue. So the question for the day is, who chases best? The deck chairs are being reshuffled […]

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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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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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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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Kicking things off

November 17th, 2006
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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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