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“The Revolution May Just Be Vloggerized.”

Groovy story in today’s NYTimes about vlogging (video blog creation and syndication). Blog tech commentator Jeff Jarvis thinks the featured “$20/day TV star” in
NY Times article could be earning $2 million a year before long and that the most interesting “news” in the story is the producer’s deal with Tivo (which is kinda interesting.)

But to me the heart of the matter, especially since most people are still baffled by this kind of media development, is this 1957 quote from film director François Truffaut: “The film of tomorrow will be even more personal than an individual and autobiographical novel, like a confession, or a diary. The young filmmakers will express themselves in the first person and will relate what has happened to them: it may be the story of their first love or their most recent; of their political awakening. … The film of tomorrow will resemble the person who made it, and the number of spectators will be proportional to the number of friends the director has.”

Sounds like a vision of the vlogosphere to me. 😉

Podcast Channel Broadens with More Corporate Podcasters (IBM)

This podcast thing is getting interesting enuf 4 me to be planning something coming “real soon”… stay tuned; and meanwhile I guess there’s momentum to consider Apple’s “next generation radio” as an interesting channel for corporate marketing communications. The latest entrant: IBM. And nobody ever got fired for copying IBM, or was that for hiring Microsoft 😉 Read more about the corporate podcast offerings of IBM and others.