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Archive for December 17th, 2006

YouTube’s Chad and Steve

Posted by rexdixon on December 17, 2006

This is a nice 3 page article covering Chad and Steve of YouTube. It tells the world that isn’t online what this whole YouTube phenomenon is all about. Now for those that were in a coma or 5chad-steve_you_tube.jpgliving under a rock all of 2006, YouTube was the big deal of the year. Google bought them for $1.65 Billion dollars. CBS has taken their TV shows there, and there will be many sites to compete or rather try to compete with YouTube in 2007.

Technically Speaking, if you haven’t been on YouTube, you are missing some really cool videos.

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Google Phone

Posted by rexdixon on December 17, 2006

Yup. Sounds allot more interesting then the iPhone. Google is in talks with Orange (I thought they made guitar amps!??!) a mobile phone operator. This could be big news if the multi-billion dollar current discussions actually comes to signing the deal.

Google Phone is going to be big alone on the marketing and coverage of the company alone. Not saying that Apple doesn’t have the coverage, but right now, Google is big. For Orange this would be a smart deal to make.

Technically Speaking, it would be in the best interest of Orange to sign that deal before it’s too late. Google can always find some other company that will be interested in producing the same product.

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Bands and Musicians as well as Artists

Posted by rexdixon on December 17, 2006

In case you missed it, there is a better place then MySpace for you now. The place just launched this past week and it’s still in beta from what I can see. It’s called 5humblevoice.gifHumble Voice. It seems more geared towards bands and musicians, as they get a mini-site that they can call home. The review of the site that I read, seems to indicate that they have a really user friendly design.

Another thing that they have incorporated is a “point system“. I was on a site that had a point system before, and it was a fun way to get users to join and contribute. Contribution is the key to any social network. The more that contribute, the stronger the network becomes.

Technically Speaking, you always have MySpace to showcase your material, but as I have said time and time again – MySpace needs to fix their network infrastructure if they are to remain a viable force.

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You are Stupid

Posted by rexdixon on December 17, 2006

Web 2.0 harnesses the stupidity of crowds as well as it’s wisdom.”

That statement jumped off the screen at me. First they (Time magazine) are pumping everyone up by saying YOU are the person of the year. Then they just called you readers stupid. Then they try to justify the slap in the face, and call it wise.

That is what I love about writing. You can weave the words to fit the cause. You can write things that are nothing more then metaphors and in between the lines. You can make people think.

Podcasting is great too. There you can showcase your passion for something, and people can actually hear if you are trying to be funny, sarcastic, or just plain bumbling sometimes. Blogging is now passe. Not really. Blogging was so I guess as they say “last year“. There are what, according to Technorati about 55 million blogs.

With 2007 around the corner, I was just talking last night about how if “ABC signed Amanda Congdon“, that means that CBS, FOX, and NBC will all be looking for their version of that person. This all means the next social media experience will be in full force this coming year. Video Blogging, Vcasting, Vlogging – what ever term you use for it, it will be big. That could be YOU.

I am glad that the person of the year wasn’t YouTube or Google. At least Time has put the focus back on the people. In the case of this blog, that would be YOU the reader. It shows that Time is trying to remain in focus as far as admitting the new media out here is what is selling. That is without having to announce that digg and Facebook have been woven into the site such as the NY Times did earlier in the month.

Technically Speaking, congratulations person of the year – YOU! 🙂

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