Archive for February, 2005

Wiki on Videoblogging

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

Yet another item for your aggregator: the recent changes feed for’s VideoBlogging wiki.

NY Times: “Bloggers Add Moving Images to Their Musings”

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

They’re calling it vlogging.

Wow! Judges Question Broadcast Flag

Thursday, February 24th, 2005

The recent questioning by a federal appeals court of the legitimacy of the broadcast flag is surprising and for those interested in archiving HD broadcasts, rather heartening. There’s a really nice roundup at EEJD.

Recent News

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

There has been a flurry of articles recently about vlogging, videocasting, videopodcasting, screencasting on the web. Is Video-Casting The Next Big Thing? Move Over Podcasting has a nice overview of tools related to both podcasting and what it is calling videocasting (slightly nicer than “vlogging” but too long a word IMHO; there’s a debate about [...]

The Science Network

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

The Science Network, based at the Salk Institute, is referring to itself as a “C-Span for science.” It looks really promising as a source of good programming; it will be interesting to see how they balance having big library of broadcasts available online with the requirements of scheduled programming.

Online Publishers Association Survey on Internet Video

Thursday, February 17th, 2005

The Online Publishers Association has a new survey out about Internet video viewing habits and how they are changing. Among the findings are that 27 percent of people are now watching Internet video once a week, 5 percent are watching daily, that videos are found through random surfing (interesting: not based on others’ recommendations), and [...]

ANT’s Not Television

Friday, February 11th, 2005

ANT is a new aggregator for video feeds. It’s very suggestive of new possibilities for Internet-based video access, and comes loaded with a set of selected feeds, including Media Matters, which seems to be growing rapidly in scope and influence. I was unable to get it to work with the Reuters Television RSS feeds, but [...]

First Monday on Television Archiving

Thursday, February 10th, 2005

First Monday is running my paper on television archiving. A big thank you to everyone who provided input, and to First Monday’s editors. Here’s the abstract: Worldwide, more than 30 million hours of unique television programming are broadcast every year, yet only a tiny fraction of it is preserved for future reference, and only a [...]

Kedora TV

Wednesday, February 9th, 2005

Kedora TV rolls together BitTorrent, RSS, and a program guide that helps amateur video producers promote their work, and makes it easy to scan for new programs by popularity, genre, or title. Most of the programming is technology-centric — think cable access programming for hackers. But the site is nicely done. It would be nice [...]

More on IndTV

Tuesday, February 8th, 2005

IndTV is getting more attention again, with request for new submissions on Gizmodo, a recent post on Unmediated, and an in-depth article in East Bay Express detailing some of the organization’s growing pains. If anyone has any insight into what is next for IndTV, please email me; creating a network based on citizen journalism and [...]

Television Goes Online: Discussion in Berkeley, CA on Feb. 20

Friday, February 4th, 2005

Berkeley Cybersalon: Television Goes Online, BitTorrent Broadcasts Sunday, February 20, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley Of the 31 million hours of unique television programming broadcast each year, less than 1 percent is available online. Technological breakthroughs from Internet companies such as Yahoo, Google, and BlinkX, decisions by CNN, C-SPAN, Reuters [...]

Online Video and the Future of Broadcasting