Read this first
I started this blog shortly after I saw my first example of video embed code in 2005.
“This is it. This is what we’ve been waiting for.”
How long have we been waiting?
In my case since 1994 when I commissioned one of the first articles ever published on the subject of Internet video for the way-ahead-of-its-time Internet Gazette (1994-1995). The Gazette was a little San Francisco-based newspaper that published more accurate predictions about the direction of the Internet than any ten years of Wired Magazine.
The Internet Video Age I imagined has come, saw and conquered so there’s really not much more to say about it.
My interest now is in generating page views that have video on them using viral methods and not one penny of advertising. As of the day of this post, we’re up to 24 million + video views. Not a lot by Facebook standards and I know some have done much more, but it’s been fun and profitable and we’re only just getting started.
The blog is done. You might find it interesting to use it has a historical archive to read about how video on the Internet developed as it was unfolding.
My active blog is here: The Ken McCarthy blog