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Re: [videoblogging] Re: The WGBH Lab | NOVA's "What Darwin Never Knew", and new Life Stories

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  • Adam Quirk
    Chris, WGBH Lab is great, and you guys are really doing a lot of things right. I think tweaking the way you reach out to groups will be a good way to bring
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      Chris,

      WGBH Lab is great, and you guys are really doing a lot of things right. I
      think tweaking the way you reach out to groups will be a good way to bring
      more creators into the fold. Best of luck, and keep up the good work.

      Ok,

      --
      Adam Quirk
      http://wreckandsalvage.com

      On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 10:50 PM, Christopher <chris3306@...> wrote:

      > Adam you are so right. Thanks for pointing this out. I appreciate the
      > feedback. Part of the reason why I had these blanket e-blast go out was I
      > was attempting to make sure the The WGBH LAB had regular e-mails go out that
      > alerted folks to our ongoing and new activities, which tends to come in
      > drips and drabs and then buckets..
      > For this group, we should have had something more personal. In fact, they
      > should all be more personal to everyone and we will work on it.
      > Thanks for the feedback and sharing the link. Also, I'm in this group
      > daily.. so feel free shoot me questions here. I don't always respond as part
      > of The WGBH Lab but occasionally I do respond to geeky tech stuff that comes
      > up.
      >
      > best,
      > Chris Hastings
      > The WGBH Lab
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Adam Quirk <quirk@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I've just realized something about the emails WGBH sends our group. They
      > > aren't signed by a human, and they aren't written conversationally (as
      > they
      > > should be to an email conversation group).
      > >
      > > They contain pertinent information, but they're selling me something.
      > Which
      > > is crazy because theyre not even asking for money, they're selling me
      > their
      > > website, they're asking for a piece of my time and attention. But they
      > > aren't asking me human to human, they're Selling me, company to customer.
      > >
      > > It's a weird thing. It's weird that nobody has ever responded to a
      > message
      > > from WGBH on this Yahoo list since they opened up their B-roll for
      > remixing
      > > in 2008 (maybe just seeding the group with good will before their
      > campaign
      > > for our attention?).
      > >
      > > WGBH does really amazing things and is in many ways leading the entire TV
      > > broadcast world with their attention to the amateur/social/personal media
      > > inception and evolution. So it's weird that they would choose to interact
      > > with this group in a non-personal way.
      > >
      > > This was just a thought I had when I got an email from a Brooklyn cohort
      > > named Carlos who just recently saw the video he submitted to WGBH go live
      > on
      > > their contest website. I visited his link and watched the video and liked
      > > it. I'm going back now to watch more.
      > >
      > > Here's his:
      > > http://thewgbhlab.org/nova_video/everyday-moments
      > >
      > > Ok,
      > > --
      > >
      > > <http://thewgbhlab.org/nova_video/everyday-moments>Adam Quirk
      > > http://wreckandsalvage.com for the most part
      > >
      > > On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 10:15 AM, WGBH Lab <wgbhlab@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > > Hey WGBH Lab Friends -
      > > >
      > > > Did you watch NOVA's "What Darwin Never Knew", last night? Did it
      > inspire
      > > > you? We sure hope so, because, today is the last day for you to submit
      > your
      > > > Life Stories for our NOVA Open Call. Get your submission in today at
      > > > lab.wgbh.org, and your video short may be broadcast in conjunction
      > with
      > > > future NOVA programming on Life and Evolution.
      > > >
      > > > Not submitting a Life Story? That's okay - you can still visit the
      > site
      > > > and leave comments for your favorite submissions. Review Life Stories,
      > and
      > > > let us know which ones were your favorites.
      > > >
      > > > Here are some new submissions:
      > > >
      > > > -------------------------------------------------------
      > > >
      > > > I Am Evolution - If Evolution, as a totality, became self-aware, and
      > could
      > > > express itself, this is what it might say.
      > > > http://thewgbhlab.org/nova_video/i-am-evolution
      > > >
      > > > The Colors of Veil - Explore the journey of a former US solider who
      > > > converted to Islam, and found a new purpose for her life.
      > > > http://thewgbhlab.org/nova_video/colors-veil
      > > >
      > > > Impromptu Life - Containing an introduction of self and project, this
      > > > animation is based off of life ideas and concepts.
      > > > http://thewgbhlab.org/nova_video/impromptu-life
      > > >
      > > > -------------------------------------------------------
      > > >
      > > > View more at: http://thewgbhlab.org/nova-recently-added
      > > >
      > > > Have a great day!
      > > > The WGBH Lab
      > > >
      > > >
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