Jay, I sent an email to Andrew just a couple days
ago suggesting he highlight a "vlog of the day" with just a few seconds of
exposure and a link to send people there after watching Rocketboom.
That would be a great way for good vlogs to build
an audience. It would also be a good way for Rocketboom to have a steady
source of new and interesting stuff.
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Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 5:03
Subject: [videoblogging] teaching the
masses (was: Open Vlog on FOSS)
> This is precisely what I've tried to do with my vlog.
I focus on
> rock and roll, but not just rock and roll but the narrow
> of Garage Rock. It's not so much of a community effort but I
> videos that bands and other people send me. The problem that
> finding is that many people that should be in a natural audience
> me aren't all that technologically advanced. I'd say that about
> of them don't have broadband yet, and or don't have computers
> are modern enough to view my videos. This is a community that
> almost proud of being tech illiterate. It's like they'd be
> out to the man if they decided to upgrade their computer
> something. I've been trying to convince them that they would
> doing the opposite. It's DIY media, and the DYI ethic is strong
> the underground rock and roll community so you would think it
> be a natural--but it's not, for a lot of them
you got one of my favorite videoblogs.
the punk bands you put up.
its completely makes sense in the evolution in
DIY music and presentation.
ive also noticed that there are a lot of
pseudo-hip people who shun technology.
fuckcomputers. fuck the
its a shame that rampant rebellion must spread into
i got a friend who just got a cell phone. its 2005 for fuck
of course, he used to annoy everyone with his diatribes on "wanting
now he loves that cheap nokia phone he
keep doing what youre doing.
of us to give you an audience.
others will come around.
we have a lot of
educating to do.
the #1 biggest hurdle is teaching people about
subscribing to RSS feeds.
people have no prior experience with it so its
maybe andrew barron of rocketboom could use some of
his popularity to
point his audience to others doing good work.
the week or something.
he's a guy who could teach people about subscribing
to RSS feeds.
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