Lynn Lane brought up interdependence. MySpace still has use especially
with its user base. Something closed off in some respects (regulated)
isn't necessarily bad for you.

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Streeter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
> Yeah obviously I was joking about the 15 minutes thing. But I can't
> imagine that someone couldn't come along and do something better at
> some point. Or that people will figure out that all of the functions
> of a myspace account already exist and work much better on the real
> web (gmail vs myspace mail?). I'm not saying not to use Myspace, I do
> use it, but I'm realistic about what it is and how long it's going to
> last. Also I've been a member since before there were film profiles
> and I can't see how I would convert my profile to a film profile if I
> wanted to. 
> 
> I dunno I admit it's kinda fun and fairly useful as far as networking
> goes. But I still don't see it lasting too long.
> 
> Bill Streeter
> LO-FI SAINT LOUIS
> www.lofistl.com
> 
> --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "filmmaker_lynn" <lynnlane@>
> wrote:
> >
> > Bill...
> > 
> > Wouldn't you agree though with a membership of over 55 million it
> > would seem to last a bit longer than just 15 minutes. It has an
> > international membership that is continually growing. One advantage
> > that it has over the aol community aspects is that it is constantly
> > expanding and changing to allow for more focus within certain areas. I
> > still think that you guys are caught up on the "whole myspace" when I
> > was talking about the film specific side which is a great place for
> > those looking to network. 
> > 
> > Someone spoke about "maintaining an identity" earlier in this
> > discussion which seemed to be a slighting comment towards those who
> > look to use it for that reason. This seems odd considering that all
> > business see to "maintain an identity" thus the term branding is used
> > so often and people pay huge amounts of money to ensure that they
> > "maintain that identity" in the public arena. If you are looking to
> > brand yourself within a community what better place to do that than in
> > a place where that community is gathered together with the same focus
> > in mind. Does it work? It must or else you wouldn't see all of the
> > film festivals and filmmaking journals coming together to support the
> > Myspace film side of the site and maintaining a presence on their as
> > well. 
> > 
> > I personally think it is a solid place to brand yourself. Today I was
> > approached by a writer of a European magazine to do an article on this
> > doc that I'm working on. This writer approached me from my myspace
> > account. This is the 2nd time that this has happened this week alone
> > from there. Pretty cool in my opinion. I was also offered to be in a
> > new film festival next year in Las Vegas off of my myspace account.
> > They found me there via networking and contacted me and we spoke
> > further....next thing you know the conversation turned to something
> > very positive.
> > 
> > Sometimes things may start as one thing but can evolve to something
> > that can be very beneficial to a certain community as myspace seems to
> > be doing for indie filmmakers.
> > 
> > Lynn Lane
> > Coal River Pictures
> > www.CoalRiverPictures
> > email: lynnlane@
> > 
> > vlog: 
> > "Docmaker on the Go"
> > www.docmaker.blogspot.com
> > 
> > myspace:
> > myspace.com/lynnlane
> > 
> > coming soon:
> > vlogumentarian.com
> > 
> > 
> > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Bill Streeter" <bill@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I look at myspace as kind of the Fad web. It's not the real web,
it's
> > > a close aproximation of the web, but it's inside a box that's
owned by
> > > someone. Myspace has recreated a lot of the functionality that
exists
> > > on the real Web and made it simpler (and less functional) but
combined
> > > them all into a simple interface. It's simply a package that somehow
> > > is slightly more useful than the some of it's parts to a lot of
> > > people. I predect it will be popular for another 15 minutes or so.
> > > Reminds me alot of the community aspects of the AOL of old. 
> > > 
> > > Bill Streeter
> > > LO-FI SAINT LOUIS
> > > www.lofistl.com
> > > 
> > > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, "Jay dedman" <jay.dedman@>
> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > >  Dave Toole recently asked his 16yr old daughter to explain why
> > > she finds MySpace so interesting.
> > > > >  I asked him to vlog it and share it with us.
> > > > >  He posted it tonight on ourmedia and our SpinFlow vlog
> > > > >  http://outhink.blogs.com/spinflow/2006/02/why_is_myspace_.html
> > > > 
> > > > Talk about market research.
> > > > this is exactly what i needed to understand.
> > > > I needed to SEE what a typical user likes about MySpace.
> > > > Dave asked all the right questions.
> > > > 
> > > > i guess MySpace provides what i hear a lot of bloggers want.
> > > > who's watching me?
> > > > how many friends do i have?
> > > > we all want an audience.
> > > > I know thats why i got involved in videoblogging.
> > > > I just wanted to meet other people.
> > > > 
> > > > but for whatever reason, MySpace still seems like a dead end.
> > > > doesnt seem like it will last.
> > > > I like to think that media we create will last...so it means
> something
> > > > in the future.
> > > > I wonder if MySpace has that kind of longevity.
> > > > http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=1650209&page=1
> > > > 
> > > > jay
> > > >
> > >
> >
>






 
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