FORBES & BUSINESS WEEK GET VLOGS
It isn't anything like what you see on TV, and that's the point. It is new, personal, amateur, and growing more popular every day. There is a grassroots video revolution going on online and TV and cable network executives better take note.
Rocketboom naturally tops the list, rubbing elbows with the very best of the web. Blog Power, by Forbes editor Matthew Schifrin, introduces all their top picks for 2005. He was "especially struck by the growing movement of video bloggers."
I'm happy to say Secret Vlog Injection was among the dozen vlog sites reviewed in the Forbes guide. They thought my Paris Hilton commercial remix was "hilarious." However they strangely discount the fact that I only have videos on my videoblog. That's quite on purpose, though I've long been meaning to add a vlogroll.
Next up, props to BusinessWeek's Blogspotting blog. Heather Green recently posted about Humanwire, the exciting curated citizen media project coming soon from Rocketboom's Andrew Baron and a cadre of citizen journalists (including me). I recently had a great conversation with Heather about Current TV and videoblogs, and she really gets this stuff. Keep on the vlog beat, Heather!
Current TV is launching August 1; look/listen for my thoughts on NPR and in BusinessWeek (I think). It looks like there's a local TV news story about Minnesota Stories and vlogs brewing too - just the break I've been hoping for.
Jesus. Chuck promises not to post anything more about himself for at least 12 hours. Chuck regrets any offense taken at his egregious self-promotion and media whoring. Chuck is the bastard you love to hate.
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Glad to see that Mara Leventhal gets it.
And I hate loving you, you bastard. Or...something.
Posted by: Sharyn at Jul 26, 2005 6:48:30 AM