Tag: Grassroot media

Collaborative novel writing at Penguin

• February 5, 2007 • Comments (0)

David Kaplan at paidContent.org writes about a new site by Penguin publishing house: A Million Penguins. The site is a wiki where users can contribute to a novel that is to be written in only six weeks time. Creative writing students set up the framework for the story, and editors will report on the progress. […]

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And the winner is…

• January 23, 2007 • Comments (1)

Bubblare.se: The Guldbubbla of the year – best video uploaded to video clip site bubblare.se (see my previous post) – goes to John Martinsson and Rickard Wiss’ “Raggningsrepliker i innerstan” (inner city pickup lines), in which Martinsson tries out different pickup lines on women in Stockholm city. Click on the Bubblare link to see the […]

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Swedish YouTube clone to share half its profits with users

• January 21, 2007 • Comments (0)
Swedish YouTube clone to share half its profits with users

A few days ago, yet another YouTube clone was launched in Sweden, though this time in English and targeted to an international audience. The site is called Tubearound, and what makes it stand out among the other clones is the statement by founder Andreas La Torre Ek that he will share half of the profits […]

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MySpace claims to have replaced MTV

• January 21, 2007 • Comments (0)

In an interview in Der Spiegel, social media site MySpace‘s co-founder Tom Anderson says: I think we have replaced MTV. MySpace is more convenient. You can search for things, while MTV is just delivering things to you. On MySpace you can pick your own channel and go where you want. That’s why TV viewership is […]

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We Media online film festival – submit video clips on "My Community"

• January 20, 2007 • Comments (0)

iFocos has announced an online We Media film festival at the We Media conference in Miami in February. Any vlogger can participate by submitting a link to their video clip to http://video.ifocos.org. The video clips should be about “My Community”. The deadline for submitting is Feb. 2. Read more at the We Media blog.

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Making the renaissance look like the Dark Ages

• January 20, 2007 • Comments (0)

Take a look at this guy. His name is Zak George, a 28 year old dog trainer who travels around the States and performs with his dogs, who’s learnt to catch frisbees. And, he’s got some pretty good questions for the YouTube community. The Internet and YouTube in general are really gonna make the renaissance […]

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Bubblare.se announces award to best video clip

• January 19, 2007 • Comments (2)

Swedish YouTube clone Bubblare.se has announced that they will award the best video clip with Guldbubblan (the golden bubble, a parallel to Swedish movie award Guldbaggen, the golden beetle). From the Bubblare blog (my translation): Guldbaggen and other film and tv awards disregard online video, despite its big share in many peoples film consumption. That’s […]

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Joost: The project formerly known as Venice

• January 16, 2007 • Comments (0)
Joost: The project formerly known as Venice

Funny, I really liked the name “The Venice Project”. Oh well. Today they announced they’re Joost. And they’re opening up for a bunch of new beta applications. What Joost is is basically tv on demand with interactive features. You can browse through the different channels while a program is running in the background, you can […]

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Backfence's Mark Potts: We're reevaluating our strategy

• January 11, 2007 • Comments (0)

Following my post summing up some of the buzz around local citizen journalism effort Backfence after the recent layoffs, I asked co-founder Mark Potts to clarify a few things about where the company’s at. Here’s a quick email interview. Me: I’m really curious about your business model. Is there enough money in the local market […]

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Trouble at Backfence?

• January 11, 2007 • Comments (1)

I’m not one for spreading rumour and hypotheses bordering on guesses, but there’sthere has been little else to turn to when it comes to the development at Backfence, the local citizen media site for a number of smaller cities in the States. Two of the founders have now left the project, and according to Peter […]

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Insurance company uses social media site to put together travel insurance

• January 9, 2007 • Comments (0)
Insurance company uses social media site to put together travel insurance

resedagboken.com is a social media site for Swedish travellers around the globe, mainly backpackers. It’s run by Europeiska, an insurance company. They asked 2152 of the site members what they want from a travel insurance, and now they’ve created an insurance for backpackers, based on those demands. It will also be updated continuously when the […]

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eSnips builds communities around shared files

• January 9, 2007 • Comments (0)

At Mashable, I read about eSnips, a “YouTube for everything” that lets you share various kinds of files (video, audio, text, photos..). The site has been around for eight months and reportedly has over a million users. What’s new is that it’s added community sites, or “MicroPortals” for a number of subjects, some of them […]

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