NEXT GENERATION ENTERTAINMENT....a look at the pix of what's changing out there in TV LAND & BEYOND......by Joyce Schwarz.
I just realized in reviewing Shelly Palmer's new book TELEVISION DISRUPTED that you guys reading my blogs may not see all the kewl stuff that I see at the trade shows like NAB and CTIA and the next-generation entertainment conferences like ALWAYS ON and DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD....so I'm going to start doing some posts on next-generation entertainment. And because you may not be able to experience it first-hand...I'm going to show some pix of what's happening that will help explain the terms I used in the TELEVISION DISRUPTED review and in my blog to describe what's next on the horizon in emerging media.
USER-GENERATED CONTENT: according to wikipedia: USER GENERATED CONTENT is a term that has come into the mainstream during 2005 in web publishing and new media content production circles.
It refers to on-line content which is produced by users of websites as opposed to traditional media producers such as broadcasters and production companies. It reflects the democratisation of media production through new technologies which are accessible and affordable. These include digital video, blogging, podcasting, mobile phone photography and, of course, wikis. BLOGGER NOTE -- it may not just be ONLINE CONTENT -- it may be cross-platform -- the BBC has a user-created technology that allows you to blog at the same time you watch TV. Teletext has been around a long time. FOX tried Proteus technology a few years ago to experiment with armchair coaching for the superbowl-- using your mobile phone! SEE WIKIPEDIA's listing for more details on what they feel is user-generated content!User generated content - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. WIKIPEDIA doesn't mention Youtube or other viral video websites, nor does it mention rather traditional TV shows such as AMERICA'S FUNNIEST HOME VIDEOS which are based on USER GENERATED CONTENT!
USER-GENERATED CONTENT -- sample PIX:
What's Youtube.com -- from their about section I've taken this info: YouTube is a place for people to engage in new ways with video by sharing, commenting on, and viewing videos. YouTube originally started as a personal video sharing service, and has grown into an entertainment destination with people watching more than 50 million videos on the site daily.
Here's what YOUTUBE.com suggests you do with all of this new content:
Collect Keep track of your favorites:
- Subscribe to users and tags—have videos delivered
- Start a Favorites list
- Categorize favorites with Playlists
- Browse Categories to find new and interesting uploads
Commune Interact and share with other users:
- Join Groups with common interests
- Comment on and rate videos
- Send messages
- Share private videos with friends and family
Create Broadcast your videos worldwide:
- Upload and tag your creations
- Email them to friends
- Link to your video from any website
- Embed your video in selected websites
Here's the link to pix of these three options:
SECTIONS OF YOUTUBE.com show what's happening as social networking and citizen's journalism and User-generated content and personalization twine together to create next-gen viewing/usage patterns. My Videos (post your videos-- of course you have to register first and they get some info about who you are too! My Favorites the playlist-- very important in next-gen content viewing and sharing, My Friends you tell one person and they tell one person-- oh that's right you don't have to TELL anymore-- just SHOW them...if one pix was worth a 1000 words what is one video worth?
VIDEOS SECTION/TAB: top 100 videos
-- here's what came up tops today June 25, 2006.....
Added: 2 days ago
Views: 364,517 BLOGGER NOTE -- yes almost 400,000 views-- the size of some cities in the USA!
GROUPS -- under the section GROUPS -- I find a ComicCon contest:
CHANNELS two of the top subscribed channels on YOUTUBE.com
FROM THE YOUTUBE.com blog comes this advice:http://www.youtube.com/blog:
To all of our users who have been abusing comments with flagrant spamming, hate speech and other malicious activities - this behavior will simply not be tolerated on our site. If you engage in such activity be forewarned your account will be deleted and you will be permanently banned without warning.
BEST RECENT ARTICLE ON YOUTUBE.com -- here's a link from the youtube.com website--
but I had read the USA Today article earlier --it will give you a good view of what's up in UGM (user-generated media):Evolution of YouTube could mark beginning of age of personal media
YouTube upgrade turns one-hit wonders into stars REUTERS gets what's on!