Anthropomedia

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

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 Second Life

March 6th, 2007
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molotov alva, second life, traveler, youtube
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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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Obits

January 19th, 2007
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Obits? Yes, even obituaries are going New Media. Check out the wonderful Art Buchwald piece offered up by the NY Times. Somehow, this seems like an important development. If New Media is about breaking down barriers and redefining boundaries, then the obituary is the exemplary target for such reinvention. After all, what’s more personal and […]

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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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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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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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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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