A lot of awards and press releases and stats in general are really just part of the whole big marketing/adertising/promo game.
It gives the media some 'news' to talk about, and gets the marketing message plenty of free coverage, but its not real. It is this kind of stuff that MSM & the status quo and the big players still have the big advantage in compared to individual content creators, they dominate most of the methods by which the masses will learn about what content exists out there. Same sort of thing that causes some to grumble at what itunes top podcasts etc stats are doing. I know in the UK a lot of the top podcasts int he stats are DJs because millions of people already know of them from listening to the radio. Its for reasons like this that Im always happy when a non-MSM videoblogger gets featured by mainstream media (news programs most often so far) as has been witnessed on various occasions over the last year. One day if the mainstream are also videoblogging, they could pretend the independent videobloggers dont really exist :( I wish there were a few ways for the small independents & individuals to raise awareness of their existence using mass-media more. Id love a TV channel that was promo's for all the videoblogs, podcasts, etc that never get mainstream exposure. I read with interest that a free channel slot is available on UK terrestrial digital TV, and that the minimum asking price is £5.5 Million per year (thats about $9.5Million). Well at that price my dream isnt very realistic, and Im back to envying countries that have public-access TV, though I guess they dont always have a 'mass' audience. What kind of audience sizes do channels like the one Jay does a show on get? Hmm so anyway I suppose the free publicity is the only reason I would support videobloggers doing an awards thing of their own, I dont believe the results mean anything, just gets attention. But I wouldnt want to leave anyone out, so rather than a top 10 or top 100, Id rather have a winner every day or something,a nd give absolutely everyone a turn :D Steve of Elbows --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, ryanne hodson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > yeah i'im pretty sure they'll over look everyone on this list.... > > On 11/11/05, Josh Leo <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > i have a pretty strong feeling that it wil be the content that pixar and > > fox etc are making for itunes etc....load of crap if you asked me > > > > > > On 11/11/05, Jay dedman <[EMAIL PROTECTED] > wrote: > > > > That's really amazing actually. I wonder how they will sort through all > > > > that is out there to find who they will consider for awards. > > > > > > connections...and word of mouth. > > > > > > jay > > > > > > -- > > > Adventures in Videoblogging > > > <URL: http://www.momentshowing.net > > > > <http://feeds.feedburner.com/Momentshowing> > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > -- > > Josh Leo > > > > joshleo.com > > stonefarm.blogspot.com > > joshspicks.blogspot.com > > wearethemedia.com > > > > ________________________________ > > YAHOO! GROUPS LINKS > > > > > > Visit your group "videoblogging" on the web. > > > > To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > > > Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service. > > > > ________________________________ > > > > > -- > me: http://ryanedit.blogspot.com > educate in person: http://nyc.node101.org > educate online: http://freevlog.org > videos i want you to see: http://revlog.blogspot.com > ------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor --------------------~--> Most low income households are not online. Help bridge the digital divide today! http://us.click.yahoo.com/cd_AJB/QnQLAA/TtwFAA/lBLqlB/TM --------------------------------------------------------------------~-> Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/videoblogging/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/