Posts Tagged ‘ Citizen Media ’

United Airlines Gets A Harsh Lesson In the Power Of New Media

Jul 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and singer Dave Carrol saw his Taylor guitar being thrown around by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago: I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didn’t deny the experience occurred but for nine months the […]

First Music Video Shot On An iPhone 3GS: Technologic Overkill

Jul 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Digital Music, Digital Video Recorder, Internet TV, iPhone, Video, Video Software

Steve Ellington‘s Technologic Overkill claims to be the first music video shot on an iPhone 3GS. The song by XFYA accompanies a video about the plight of a little blue robot and his attempt to be relevant in an increasingly technological world. It’s not destined to be a classic – but it’s an impressive reminder […]

Clay Shirky On Iran: “This is it. The big one.”

Jun 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Microblogging

Media analyst Clay Shirky has some interesting thoughts on the steady stream of photos, Twitter posts and videos coming out of post-election Iran: I’m always a little reticent to draw lessons from things still unfolding, but it seems pretty clear that … this is it. The big one. This is the first revolution that has […]

Blog Talk Radio Launches New ‘Premium’ Services

Jun 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Podcasting, Podcasting Networks, Podcasting Services

“Social radio network” BlogTalk Radio today announced the launch of two new “premium service packages.” The podcast production and distribution platform is offering enhanced services to talk show hosts (that is, podcasters), whose production needs have outgrown the podcast production and distribution platform’s more basic offerings. The premium and premium plus service packages have monthly […]

Blogger Omid Dies In Iranian Prison

Mar 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media

The Committee to Protect Bloggers is reporting that blogger Omid Reza Mir Sayafi has died in prison in Iran. Omid was sentenced in December to three years in jail.  Omid was accused of “insulting Iranian religious leaders and spreading propaganda” against the Iranian state. Human Rights Activists in Iran (translated from Arabic by Hamid Tehrani […]

Podcast Examines Conflict From Gaza Teacher’s Perspective

Dec 29th, 2008 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Podcast Quickies, Podcasting

For the past week, our local newspapers and television have been preoccupied with three main themes: feel-good features about Christmas, horror stories about murderous ex-husbands dressed like Santa Claus, and expanded coverage of multiple waves of bad weather (snow, fog, ice, snow, and ice-jammed flash flooding). Pushed to the margins of the news (here, at […]

Half Of US Watching Online Videos

Dec 9th, 2008 | By | Category: General, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

comScore released its latest stats today on online media use. Here are comScore’s top ten video destinations, ranked by numbers (in thousand) of videos viewed: Google Sites – 5,373,783 Fox Interactive Media - 519,926 Yahoo! Sites - 363,426 Viacom Digital - 305,258 Microsoft Sites - 286,464 Hulu - 235,096 Turner Network - 228,024 Disney Online - 126,611 AOL LLC - 122,580 ESPN - 104,724 […]

Could You Win The First Pulitzer Prize For Online Media?

Dec 8th, 2008 | By | Category: General, New Media Organizations

The Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, which honor the work of American newspapers appearing in print, have been expanded to include many organizations that publish only on the Internet, the Pulitzer Prize Board announced today. The Board has decided to allow entries made up entirely of online content to be submitted in all 14 Pulitzer journalism […]

MGM Deal Puts Stake In Heart Of YouTube As We Know It

Nov 10th, 2008 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

Back in 2006, we said that YouTube As You Know It Is Dead, arguing that Google’s desire to make YouTube “legitimate” would kill off the site’s user-generated focus: Google’s announcement places emphasis on the legal distribution of professionally produced content. “The combined companies will offer new opportunities for professional content owners to distribute their work to […]

Qik Lets You Stream Live From Your Blackberry

Oct 27th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

Live streaming media startup Qik has announced an alpha client for the BlackBerry Pearl 8120, BlackBerry Pearl 8130, BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220. Qik on BlackBerry lets you stream live to the Internet from supported Blackberry devices.  Here’s Qik’s demo video: Here are details on the Qik Blackberry alpha release: