Archive for the ‘curating’ Category

Lisa, drummer for Kickball and curator for video-drumming.com

February 23, 2008

The fabulous Lisa, drummer for Kickball, is featured in a story in Willamette Week about one of the Videodash Network sites (video-drumming.com) …Play Drums the Kickball Way.

Lisa curates the site, so you can expect to see awesome videos from the likes of Max Roach, and Bert and Ernie (yes, them! great drummers.), as well as Lisa’s own instructional drumming videos.

After you read the article, check out video-drumming.com for more!

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YouTube’s Videocracy

February 14, 2008

Mashable covers YouTube’s Videocracy:

http://mashable.com/2008/02/14/youtube-videocracy/

YouTube is already the Giant. And the announcements related to the Videocracy meeting take them closer to being the final word as a video platform. And the next step after the establishment of a “platform”, I think, are services that can run on top of the platform. Is it possible to put an entirely different “front end” onto the YouTube platform? YouTube is trying to make sense of their back-end, or at least the data they are collecting…one of the areas that is evolving and is ripe for biz leadership, is – what can you do with the data? – What still needs some sense-makin’ done to it, is the front end…how do you find what you want, or what is good, in that ocean of…unorganized not-good? I guess that is where I am thinking a different front end that lives, breathes and feeds off the YouTube data, (the videos, the user patterns, the recommendations, etc.,) but exists separately from YouTube…is another place ripe for innovation and evolution. Or maybe a network…of multiple interfaces?

Videodash : A network of curated, niche, video sites

February 7, 2008

Steve Rubel, in his post entitled “The Digital Curator in Your Future“, posits that Digital Curators are the future of online content, who will “…dive through mountains of digital information and distill it down to its most relevant, essential parts.”

This, in a nutshell, is what the Videodash Network is all about. Many sites, all based on curators finding the nuggets. I have spent the last few months building an application to run/admin the Network, which now numbers close to 1000 websites. The next step: building that great team of curators, around the world, to bring some sense and sensibility to the wild world of online video.