Monday, September 22, 2014

A video about blogging from the "Before Times" (2007)

Partly Internet archeology, this YouTube video from 2007 offers some advice that remains valid in today's world.

This clip is distributed by Common Craft.
Uploaded on Nov 29, 2007 A video for people who wonder why blogs are such a big deal.
This video comes in an unbranded "presentation quality" version that can be licensed for use in the workplace.

UPDATE April 26, 2020: This video clip appears to have been tossed into the bit bucket.

Getting your attention in under two seconds

The headline above may or may not have enticed you to see why I have resumed posting here after a brief hiatus of only 32 months and change.
This post and several more will discuss the, to paraphrase Robert Heinlein,  shameful act of blogging.

In the early 2000s, blogging provided evidence of the Internet's democratization of news, information, and opinion sharing.  The democratization (some might say shouting in an echo chamber) continues, although the plaforms have changed.  Miniblogging on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites have largely replaced the blog.
However, blogs remain alive and a valuable part of the Internet ecosystem, especially in the business sector.
More about blogging in subsequent posts.
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