The community that’s grown up around this blog is now one year old plus a few days. The blog was "born" on December 15 which I guess makes it a Sagittarius.
What does 2007 hold?
I honestly don’t know, but I do know this:
Last year, I posted eighty-six articles and received 434 comments. Not bad for a spare time effort.
I also know that when we started, most folks weren’t too sure that Internet video had much a future. It seems kind of marginal and faddish, they said.
Then a long came YouTube and the cover of Time Magazine.
I think Internet video is here to stay…
What do you think?
Got any predictions or hot ideas for Internet video in 2007?
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A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the first disposable video camera. It’s been out for a year, but was unknown to everyone I’ve talked with about it.
Too bad because it’s a big breakthrough in video. Put down your $29.95 and walk away with a camera that has a built-in hard drive that will store up to 20 minutes of pretty good video.
But it gets even better…
Sometimes it takes a long time to turn a buck on an idea…
I went to (and hosted) a lot of conference and workshops in November.
Maybe too many. I’m still trying to digest them all.
Here’s something interesting that happened at one of them. It was a three day event so I skipped some of the live presentations with the idea that I’d catch them later on video.
One of the speakers sent me an e-mail of his talk a few days after the program with a link to watch the video of his talk online. I did.
Three weeks later, we were on the phone talking about his presentation and for a minute I couldn’t remember whether I’d seen it live or on video.
Am I losing my memory? Am I trying to jam too much info in in too short a period of time?
No. Video is powerful. It’s so close to "real life" that under certain circumstances your memory will encode video events as if they actually happened in real life.
If you’re not blown away by the obvious sales applications in a phenomenon that, you’re probably not cut out for sales and marketing.