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 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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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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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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