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Videojug: Smart Video Site

Posted by rexdixon on December 30, 2006

If you are going to put out a new video site, you really need to have something unique. Yes, you will survive, 9videojug.gifbut with YouTube being the dominant site, you won’t be noticed. There are a number of video sites that have come alive this year. I saw this a couple of days back, and I definitely think that VideoJug is a nice niche site.

This site has “how to” videos on there. It answers questions in video form on such topics as:

How to tie a full windsor knot?

How to perform the perfect Golf Swing? <— this should interest my bud in Addison, TX

I think that this site will become more popular in 2007. You can never have enough help when you are trying something new, or even if you would like an opinion on how to do something correctly.

UPDATE January 1, 2007http://rexduffdixon.comTechnically Speaking

New Feed URL:


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Megite Video Launch is TODAY!

Posted by rexdixon on December 27, 2006

I just received an IM from Matthew Chen … read the rest … Technically Speaking -

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*Exclusive Look* at Megite Video

Posted by rexdixon on December 26, 2006

I just had a quick IM with Megite‘s Matthew Chen who I did an interview with a bit ago. He previewed to me the insides of the new Megite Video (screenshot below) that is pending release only for timing purposes. It looks really good, the page loads fast, and it’s just like Megite as far as concept goes, only with videos.

The nice thing is that soon, could be another reason they are holding off on the video release, is that there will be a “River of Videos” just like the River Of News that Megite has already. Now for those of you that haven’t viewed the River Of News yet – Wow – is all I can say. If you ever have a “lack of things to read“, visit the river of news.

Now here is a quick comment on how dominate YouTube is currently. I asked Matthew,”Hey are you exclusively only using YouTube vids?” and he replied that the market was still very “YouTube” dominate. He told me to click “Next” to see the other video providers (he said over 20 at the current time), and it was Page #3 before I saw Google Video and one from MetaCafe.

Yup, YouTube is king still. Obviously, duh, but it’s interesting to see something where you can compare how dominate by popularity. Here is a screenshot of the Megite Video:


Technically Speaking, anything video will get a good look in 2007.

Posted in 2007, Google Video, Matthew Chen, Megite, Megite Video, metacafe, Technically Speaking, video, videos, You Tube, YouTube | 11 Comments »

Venice Project

Posted by rexdixon on December 22, 2006

Venice Project, is7veniceproject_logo.jpg the new p2p video site that everyone went ga-ga over yesterday. I’m not really too excited about it. It looks cool and all, but I have a pretty good idea that there is something even more exciting around the corner.

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Skype TV

Posted by rexdixon on December 18, 2006

The company that brought a nice free voice communication tool – Skype – to us all is now turning its attention to TV. About 6,000 people are in the trial mode of this now. Basically we can call it Skype TV I guess until we hear further information on this. I’m sure this will be picked up by Om’s network site that is dedicated video today or later this week.

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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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The .TV domain

Posted by rexdixon on December 13, 2006

I believe it’s starting to make a comeback. is launching today and will have some interesting promotional ideas. Are there any web historians out there? The reason I ask is teh .tv domain has been around for around only 5 years? This could be your chance to grab the tv remote from television’s grasp.

Starting today, you can register your .tv domain at In the near future they will have tools for you to be – Technically Speaking – your own online TV show. Like I said, taking the remote from television’s grasp.

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Posted by rexdixon on December 12, 2006

Viddler, which makes me instantly think of Batman’s arch nemesis the “Riddler” of course, 3viddler.gifis another interesting twist in the game of videos. After reading the article, it does apper they have a great new twist. The only drawback now is that everyone is developing the new video twist. They are currently in private beta mode, but I’m sure that being able to go to a video and find things so much easier by hovering with your mouse, is going to be a great new feature.

The only issue I have is that all these new video services better have someone that can market. Marketing is the key to which one of these new companies will survive and which will end up in the “could have been, but dead now” category.  Technically Speaking, there is only one Rex Dixon, and that’s me and I can only help a few out at a time. 🙂

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Posted by rexdixon on December 12, 2006

Gotuit, is launching today, Tuesday. They are an online social video tagging service. Since YouTube leads the pack, and they have their new TestTube Lab thing going on, 3gotoit_logo.jpgyou have to be an actual innovator to play in the video game these days. Unlike traditional social networking, where you can set one up and it’s sure to probably succeed for awhile, with video you must be innovating.

Contextual cutting and tagging is Gotuit’s innovation or maybe twist and focus is a better term to use. Interesting note is that Gotuit has 6 patents in the video industry. Technically Speaking, the TC article linked above explains it pretty well and if you are into vid’s, you should read it and check this new site out.

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Posted by rexdixon on December 11, 2006

StupidVideos, is launching SV eCards tomorrow. Now you can send that funny video to your friend and stupidvideos.PNGthey can then send it their friend, and so on and so forth. Next thing you know, the videos is forwareded on to a zillion friends around the world. How stupid is that? 🙂

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