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Web 2.0 Goes Primetime

19 Feb

This week I was under the weather, so I had the opportunity to flip through the channels and I was surprised to see various shows capitalizing on Web 2.0 features. TV always seems to mirror qualities from real life; now the Web is having an impact on the shows we watch. I just read a statistic in OMMA magazine that more Internet users with the average age of 35 are watching shows on the web than on traditional TV.

Trivial Pursuit
Home viewers read trivia questions ala YouTube style to the contestants. You can upload your own question for a chance win some money. Then the two contestants battle against a mob of users logged on webcams or pseudo webcams. They call it the contestants versus America. Peter Brady aka Christopher Knight hosts it daily, check your local listings.
http://www.tpamericaplays.com/

New MTV Afternoons
New afternoons on MTV features three shows, Sex… with Mom and Dad, Room Raiders 2.0 and Parental Control. During the introduction of each show, the host stands between two monitors and emcees the conversation. A teen viewer is on one webcam with a question for a featured member of a reality show consistent from the last episode that is on the other webcam.
http://www.mtv.com/ontv/new_afternoons/

iCarly
Finally I saw that there is a new show called iCarly starring Miranda Cosgrove that appears on Nick. The show is about a girl that starts her own online web show that counts down the top YouTube videos. Basically a TV show about an online TV show, which to me is truly Web 2.0.
http://www.nick.com/icarly/

How are you adapting your business in the world of web 2.0? TV is finally catching on and making it work, how can you do it?

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Mogulus – Live Streaming TV in Beta

7 Feb

I was watching the morning crew on WKYC today and they encouraged the viewing audience to chat with them online. I logged on to the Channel 3 website, but I was more impressed with the opportunity to watch them live on the web through Mogulus.

Mogulus is watching live broadcast TV online. The website is in “beta”, but I was truly surprised that it’s teeming with a multitude of channels from around the world. After checking out WKYC for a second, I watched the Italian version of Big Brother, a U2 music channel and a Green Day concert. I also stumbled upon a swim meet from Iowa. I was also surprised you could also setup your own Mogulus channel and start webcasting live today.

WATCH

  • Live, 24/7 On-Demand Video
  • Many Pre-recorded shows too
  • Multiple Channels of Music, Sports, News and More
  • Chat with others watching the show

BROADCAST

  • Live in a single player
  • 100,000+ live viewers can watch at once
  • Embed on your website aka WKYC
  • Multiple camera shots

Get lost on all the “Live” broadcasts on Mogulus.
http://www.mogulus.com/

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Watch Videos at Sony’s MyPlay

5 Jan

Sony launched a website that features music videos from your favorite artists like the Kings of Leon, Beyonce, Britney Spears, ACDC, T-Pain, and many more. I like the interface becauseĀ it is easy to use and I was able to surf through the videos easily. I would recommend checking out this website.

http://myplay.com/

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Post Video to Catch Thieves?

30 Dec

I was watching Cyber Dan from the Cleveland Fox affiliate WJW and he mentioned the trend of posting surveillance video to catch thieves. The below footage is called “Northwood San Jose Mail Thief” and was uploaded on 12-18-08 after a family was tired of their packages getting snatched.

After watching the video, the family wants you to help identify the thief and report them to the authorities. At this time, police in San Hose are encouraging these video surveillance acts.

How do you feel about using YouTube as a tool to catch thieves? Do you feel this is an invasion of privacy?

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Fireside Internet Chat?

17 Nov

President-elect Barack Obama is doing another presidential first when his team recently announced that he will be holding his weekly addresses exclusively online. Senator Obama has been superior with his use of online technology during his campaign such as texting supporters of his choice as Biden as VP, Twitterring his whereabouts and registering an astronomical amount of online transactions.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (F.D.R.) started the trend back in the 1940s using radio as his medium of choice to speak to the nation, President Regan did the same and now President Obama will use the Internet; he will use the same medium that propelled him into the Oval Office. A new study released by Forrester says that the average age of people watching video online is 35 years old.

Will you watch our new president online or stick to TV?
http://change.gov/newsroom/entry/your_weekly_address_from_the_president_elect/

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I Want My MTV

5 Nov

Remember when MTV used to play videos? MTV recently opened up their video vault and posted a plethora of their collection online for your viewing pleasure. The website that brings back music videos is called MTV Music.

What’s here?

  • VH1 pop-up videos
  • 80s music classics – first video played on MTV “Video Killed The Music Star”
  • 90s music hits
  • The latest hits like “Womanizer” by Britney Spears

MTV finally has a sense of historic perspective.
http://www.mtvmusic.com/

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Music Videos On Demand

27 Jan

I was surfing looking for old music videos, circa “I want my MTV!” and stumbled upon videos on demand via the WMMS website.

Videos on Demand

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