After 20 years running some pretty successful web publishing operations, I know I have a good sense of what people like to see and read online. Over the recent Christmas holidays, I decided to put that knowledge to use in making what I hoped would be a popular video on Facebook for the business Cat […]
Online video viewing has increased dramatically over the past year, according to US data from Nielsen Online. The Nielsen chart above shows an increase in the number of viewers, but even stronger growth in the number of minutes that each viewer spent, on average, watching online video. This made me wonder about the growth in […]
As my special thank-you for reading this blog, please help yourself to a free computer screen cleaner. And have a great weekend.
Coming very soon, the Toronto Star will make its videos available for embedding, just like this one from November, 2008. Note: May not work in Firefox
Toronto-based community videocasting site blogtv.ca is adding two channels: one for comedy and the other for news and politics. The channels are scheduled to launch tomorrow [Friday]. Although blogTV.ca is a platform for anyone who wants to videocast [including some who are a long way from being video professionals], it’s owned by a genuine television […]
Photographers at the Baltimore Sun are withholding their bylines for three days this week in a dispute over newsroom convergence. I think that’s likely to prove an ineffectual protest, and a misguided one. The 18 photographers are upset that their employer wants to equip reporters with cameras so they can shoot stills and video for the Sun and its website. The […]
A very nice video project: Six Billion Others by Yann Arthus-Bertrand
This video has been floating around for a few days on blogs and on Digg, but it’s so good, I wanted to be sure to include it here too. It’s a report by PopularMechanics.com on Microsoft’s new coffee-table computer — a device that uses “multi-touch” input to manipulate files, and which can recognize and interact with actual objects […]
Facebook is preparing to launch video sharing, reports Mashable.
Online ad-serving company DoubleClick says video ads get roughly twice the interaction of static image ads on websites. The findings are part of a study of 300 online video ads last year. The video control consumers are most likely to click is the “Play” button. At 0.32 per cent, consumers are roughly twice as likely […]