Rocketboom Founder Trashes ABC’s New Amanda Congdon Vlog

Dec 16th, 2006 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Corporate Podcasts, Digital Video Downloads, Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

Rocketboom founder Andrew Baron has a few choice words about ABC’s new video blog featuring former Rocketboom host Amanda Congdon. He’s also got some interesting points to make about mainstream media’s attempts to clone the success of indie vlogs:

“I’m going to set aside all of the technical problems everyone has already mentioned with the video distribution and the ABC platform – the fact that there are no RSS feeds, the video scrolls have been turned off, one is forced to view long, irrelevant pre-roll ads that outlast many people’s curiosity and especially the closed platform with no mobile or local potential.

The only difference between this video platform and one from say, 1997, is that for this one, the video does play.”

Baron goes on to add that the greatest problem with Congdon’s new project is “the severely expensive resources that are being used for a product that can be much more valuable for a mere fraction of the effort and costs.”

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