Marc Canter explains Ourmedia.
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So a few days after I notice Google advertising on Yahoo, I see, in the new rss thingie in Gmail, the following: “Ask Yahoo! – Exactly how fast is a knot and how did it get that name? – 5 days ago”. I didn’t subscribe to this, Google just added that in. Are the promoting a Yahoo service now?
For some reason, videobloggers seem to be really into Second Life.
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Are you a winner? A looser? Wishbones sucks.
Vlogball is simple but because it’s as part of a videoblog, anyone can join. Brilliant. This could go on for years.
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This is cute, I am trying out Yahoo’s adsense clone (in beta), and I get an ad for… Google adsense! The text reads:
“Free Google Search Script
Apply to Google AdSense – get free Google site search script and extra revenue. Learn more.
So the podcasting guys are, clearly, being kids. Fighting over the history of
podcasting. Jees. I documented a lot of stuff on the videoblogging
wiki during 2004, which was the crucial year during which videoblogging started.
Here’s a copy, in case that resource goes down. For the future. As a disclaimer:
this report probably misses a few important events, there might be a mistake or
two in there as well.
- AT&T builds the first Picturephone test system. Source
- Douglas Engelbart demonstrates videoconferencing over a network. "Engelbart
demonstrated NLS at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in 1968
in a presentation to several thousand conference participants. He demonstrated
the mouse, the first working form of hypertext, and a form
of video teleconferencing." Source
- AT&T offers Picturephone for $160 per month. Source
- Packet Video Protocol (PVP), by Randy Cole, USC/ISI Source
- AT&T’s $1,500 videophone for home market. Source
- Samsung releases the first MPEG-4 streaming 3G (CDMA2000-1x)
video cell phone Source
- Human Dog begins regularly posting video. Not quite videoblogs,
but it’s a start. (Summer of Van Torre
- World’s first trans-atlantic tele gallbladder surgery. Source
- NTT Do Co Mo sells $570
3G (WCDMA) mobile videophone. Source
- TV reporters use $7,950 portable satellite videophone to broadcast
live from Afghanistan. Source
- Macro Media conducts videoblogging
experiment using Flash. Jeremy Allaire
writes Thoughts on Video Blog Experiment:
"Over the past several days a number of us Macromedians
conducted an experiment by using a simple Flash Com
video communications applications to blog about the Macromedia Dev Con
- Chuck Olsen
posts his first videoblog, a tribute
to Paul Wellstone.
- Textamerica Introduces Camera Phone Video Moblogging (videomoblogging?
movideoblogging? movoblogging?) (12/09/2003,Source)
- The first known sign-video-blog entry (using sign language
in video on a blog)
- The first known videoblog that allows video-comments.
- Aug 23 – The collaborative video project, Excuisite Corpse
- First beta of Creative Commons Publisher
is released, allowing videobloggers
to easily upload large videos that the Internet Archive
will host for free if they have a Creative Commons?
- Joshua Kinberg create’s Vipodder, a videoblog
aggregator based on the iPodder concept using Applescript, Perl, and Cellulo
2.0 – a quicktime playlist application for Mac OS X.
The new homepage of Odeo is beautiful, but they make a common mistake: with a signup form of 4 fields, why not put it on the homepage? How many new users do they miss like this? At least a certain percentage of users might have become interested users once signed up, and might have signed up if the form was right there.
This is a test of Yahoo’s new RSS to SMS service. I should get this message on my cellphone. Let’s see how it works. And how much text it actually transmits. Text messages are short, right. Well, this is a long test message. Loooooong. Keep testing. yey.
I have done quite a bit of testing of websites in my day, and reporting bugs is never a joy. But I think I have found what may be the absolute fastest way to report bugs.
The approach consists of a few different parts:
- Get a Flickr account and download Grabbr. Grabbr is great for taking screenshots and sending them to Flickr: you click shift F-12, and the app opens with a screenshot in it. Then you click the upload button. Then you open your Flickr window in the browser, click “my fotos” and the screenshot shows up.
- Now you are looking at a screenshot of the bug. Click “add note”, and add a few notes on areas of the screen describing the bug. I find this works really naturally, adding the notes forces you to describe what happens, and about half website bugs can be easily described in a screenshot.
- Next, I add a bugreport to my bugtracking system. Often, it is just a title and a “see http://….” (the flickr link). That’s all that’s needed for the developers to reproduce and fix the bug.
Here’s an example bugreport at Flickr. Hover over the photo to see the note.
This is really the fastest bug reporting system I’ve ever used. It takes between 30 and 60 seconds to report most bugs. For real. And you need a lot less text to describe a problem with a screenshot and the notes feature.
Of course it doesn’t work for all bugs. Some bugs take more time. What do you think? Useful? I’m loving it!