Jeff Jarvis who has skyrocketed to fame and, well fame, on the shoulders of the blogging revolution (seen him on MSNBC lately?) has moved his citizen media movement into the video realm and he wants MSM (main stream media) to get the message. I urge you to watch his three minute vlog just for a sense of how easy it’s become. Here are some outtakes to get the flavah:
The citizen media movement now comes to broadcast. This will be big…blogs are…It’s all about control. My first law of media, and life, is give people control and they will use it. The remote control, not the Guttenberg press, was the most important invention in the history of media for it lets viewers control their consumption of media. How much more powerful it is to create media…I would see this new medium as a way to build a new relationship, a conversation with the audience. [Emphasis mine, obviously.]
Jeff came out here to Flemington a couple of times last year as we held some blog meetups, trying to start a citizen journalism movement here. It didn’t take root, unfortunately, more because we didn’t have the time to put into it than anything else. But I’m inspired again. I think it would be very cool to start a Flemington area I-channel with vlogs and blogs and podcasts and goodness knows what else that’s coming down the line. Jeff’s right, we can all have our own personal tv space now.
Go Read/Write Web. Go!