Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Rocketboom VideoBlog... vblogs... better than CNN?

Rocketboom :

I thought you might enjoy this daily vblog.... it's different than the mainstream media!

hope to see you all again soon!

"Rocketboom is a three minute daily video weblog based in New York City covering information and commentary ranging from top news stories to quirky internet culture. Agenda includes releasing each new clip at 9am EST, Monday through Friday. With a heavy emphasis on international arts, technology and weblog drama, Rocketboom is presented via online video and widely distributed through RSS.

RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is an exciting web technology that allows viewers to subscribe and then download newly published content to their computers or portable players automatically once it becomes available. As a result, when a subscriber is ready to view the new video there is no download or buffer delay. [*note: the word 'subscribe' can be misleading because everything is free]

Rocketboom is currently one of the most popular videoblogs on the internet with more daily subscribers for original syndicated multimedia content than nearly any other site, including podcasts.

We differ from a regular TV program in many important ways. Instead of costing millions of dollars to produce, Rocketboom is created with a consumer-level video camera, a laptop, two lights and a map with no additional overhead or costs. Also, Rocketboom is distributed online, all around the world and on demand, and thus has a much larger potential audience than any TV broadcast. However, we spend $0 on distribution because bandwidth costs and space are donated, and $0 on promotion, relying solely on the viral nature of the internet. Finally, while TV programs have traditionally been uni-directional, Rocketboom engages its international audience in a wide range of topical discussions. "

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