Re: [videoblogging] "Television Week" contact info & "viral video" terminology.
- Personally, I don't like the phrase "viral video" at all. Especially when it comes to what we do. I had hoped we were getting away from using it. Andrew Baron talked about it a couple of weeks ago on his blog:
-RickOn 9/1/06, humancloner1997 < rhwicker@...> wrote:
I've tracked down a two or three useful links for those who want to
lobby "Television Week" to include the "most popular" videos from
the sites most of us post videos on.
I think their term of choice "viral video" is an interesting one.
I'm not sure if I like it or not.
Part of the definition of the word "viral" in wikipedia reads:"Viral
marketing is sometimes used to describe some sorts of Internet-based
stealth marketing campaigns, including the use of blogs, seemingly
amateur web sites, and other forms of astroturfing to create word of
mouth for a new product or service."
The only "new product" I find in most non-commercial vlogs
is "personalized truth". Like most freelance journalists, I like to
see my vlogs and viewpoints become "infectious" and "contageous".
But "viral" brings to mind "virus" which make you sick and/or crash
Those interested in lobbying Television Week to include more hosting
sites in their daily free newsletter of the most popular "viral
videos" on the Internet will find the following contact information
Please send questions or comments to viralvideo@....
The link to the page with the news report is:
This notice below appears at the foot the formatted-for-printing
page version of "Viral Video: GOOOOOAAAL!"
"Reproductions and distribution of the above article are strictly
prohibited. To order reprints and/or request permission to use the
article in full or partial format please contact Marc Abrams at
(323) 370-2415 or mabrams@...."
The article is:
August 28, 2006
Viral Video: GOOOOOAAAL!
By Daisy Whitney
TelevisionWeek is trawling video-sharing Web sites to find the
hottest clips spreading on the Internet.
Story continues below..
The link to the above article is http://www.tvweek.com/article.cms?
Let's give both Marc Abrams and Daisey Whitney some feedback via
phone and email!
Randolfe (Randy) Wicker