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Wired Magazine, which usually cheerleads everything, has declared blogging dead:
Further, text-based Web sites aren’t where the buzz is anymore. The reason blogs took off is that they made publishing easy for non-techies. Part of that simplicity was a lack of support for pictures, audio, and videoclips. At the time, multimedia content was too hard to upload, too unlikely to play back, and too hungry for bandwidth.
Social multimedia sites like YouTube, Flickr, and Facebook have since made publishing pics and video as easy as typing text. Easier, if you consider the time most bloggers spend fretting over their words. Take a clue from Robert Scoble, who made his name as Microsoft’s “technical evangelist” blogger from 2003 to 2006. Today, he focuses on posting videos and Twitter updates. “I keep my blog mostly for long-form writing,” he says.
Awesome. We’re going back to bed.
The PR department at the L.A. Times just sent us an e-mail (see below) promoting the Business Section’s new blog — as if we needed the introduction!
From schadenfreude (or to use a newspaper term “breaking news”) about Henry Nicholas‘ indictment to that YouTube-as-marketing-tool issue we told you about yesterday, Technology never seemed so … digestible. (We were going to say “cool,” but then we’d lose our spot in the Mean Girls clique.)
YouTube, ITube, We All Tube For YouTube: “A $1-billion copyright infringement lawsuit challenging YouTube‘s ability to keep copyrighted material off its popular video-sharing Internet website threatens how hundreds of millions of people exchange all kinds of information, YouTube owner Google Inc. said.” In other words, Marx is laughing in his grave. And we don’t mean Groucho.
Our Favorite Episode Was the One About the Slumber Party: Robert Lloyd misses Square Pegs as much as we do. Think Carrie Bradshaw could relate to Patty Greene?
Madonna, Mellencamp Inducted: Yep. It was an all-80s dance party. Madonna thanked all the people who said she was a talentless one-hit wonder. To which, we believe, John Mellencamp muttered under his breath, “You’re welcome.”
Copy Editors RIP: We enjoyed Patrick Goldstein’s column today, but we’ve got a quibble with the subhead: “With the demise of New Line’s Bob Shaye, is the last of the old guard being pushed aside?” It took us three graphs before we realized we weren’t reading an obit.
The Debut of Hulu: the joint News Corp.-NBC Universal answer to YouTube, makes its public debut today. Whopee.
O.J. Simpson back in court: The alleged armed robber was dragged back to Las Vegas from Miami by a bail bondsman who claims Simpson violated terms of his bail. Also, Simpson owes the guy $18,750. So, there’s that.
Cloverfield As Studio Model? We’re hearing nothing but good things about Cloverfield, and we wonder: can a movie that incorporates footage shot by the actors themselves become the new Hollywood model? Would Juno have been any different than if Ellen Page held a camcorder and posted the whole thing on YouTube? Just a question.
Brad Renfro, Dead At 25: Cause still unknown, but the guy had a drug problem — one that ended up on the front page of the LAT in 2005, when reporter Richard Winton and photog Mel Melcon did an LAPD ride-along the day the actor was busted in a drug sweep on Skid Row.
The Internet Is For Porn: Pity poor Vivid Entertainment Group which is seeing too much of its skin being shown for free — and without consent — on YouTube knockoff PornoTube. Echoing the Viacom lawsuit, the porn giant is suing the little guy, and, we’re guessing, they’re going to try to screw PornoTube in every hole they’ve got. But, at the end of the day, PornoTube will be ready for another money shot.
Writers Are Screwed: Columnist Patrick Goldstein explains the studios’ hardball tactics, saying that the suits have no intention to give an inch to writers because then they’ll have an even tougher fight against the much more powerful (and photogenic) Screen Actors Guild in June.
Someone, Somewhere Paid $400 To Watch Matt Damon: Vudu Inc.’s online service is releasing a high-def version of the The Bourne Ultimatum today, the same day the DVD comes out. It’s the first HD movie that Vudu has delivered online on the DVD’s release date. This means that if you bought a Vudu box, you purchased the most expensive bragging rights ever — and (so far) little else.
Want Fries With Your Funny? Reporter Robert Welkos surfs YouTube and finds this gem — laugh while you still can.
Robert Goulet died: From the obit: “The strikingly handsome singer with the rich baritone who soared to stardom on the Broadway stage in 1960 playing Lancelot in the original production of the hit musical Camelot, died Tuesday morning. He was 73.”
All Together Now: This weird little page packages together a bunch of loosely related Halloween stories. We could see how this would work for, say, fire coverage. But Halloween? Nice trick, but it’s no treat.
More ink on Iggy: A sobbing Ellen DeGeneres tells Ryan Seacrest that she arrived “five minutes too late” to reclaim the Brussels Griffon mix terrier from Mutts & Moms, a rescue group that has been getting arson and death threats since first crossing DeGeneres. Bitches, man.
If I Paid It: The State Controller is hoping to publicly shame celebs and other delinquent rich folk into paying their taxes by releasing a list of 224 worst scofflaws. On that list: O.J. Simpson. We’re guessing being branded a tax cheat isn’t going to bother him much.
Here It Is, Your Moment of Zen: While still suing YouTube, Viacom says it will offer every 13,000 video clips — or every minute of eight-year The Daily Show — for free on its Web site.
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