Just in time for the Olympic protests, Yahoo’s Flickr is
strapping on a new video lens. A site that has become a standard share space
for personal photos will now include subscriber videos too.
"We want to
be the eyes of the world - that's what's tattooed on our hearts. There's no
reason why that shouldn't include video."
-- Kakul Srivastava, general manager of Flickr
In honor of the 10th Anniversary of V-Day and BlogHer's exclusive interview with the writer of "The Vagina Monologues" Eve Ensler, I was asked to focus this week's post on "The Vagina Monologues" on YouTube.
Now playing in VHS …
Three people sit in a dark room laughing hysterically at a TV screen. Next to them is a box of video tapes. Each is labeled with a name to identify the life playing out on the screen.
You watch as one person picks out a new tape. “Can we watch this one again? I do not think that I have ever laughed as hard.”
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There haven been times in my life when I have heard something that stirred my sould to its very core. Words that lead me to believe that I have caught a glimpse of a great destiny.
I had that experience during the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
When Barack Obama delivered the keynote address, I knew what millions watching knew - that man needed to be President. I may not be American but I would like to believe that somewhere in this world, a person who works hard, who has a vision, and a passion, can be given the chance to lead his (or her) Nation to greatness.
Am I the only one who hasn't posted a video on YouTube yet? It seems like everybody's there. Even the Queen of England has her own channel. And I don't mean Helen Mirren. It's getting to a point where saying that you haven't posted on YouTube is like saying you've never done a Google search. Was it just ten years ago that we were marveling at cell phones that took pictures? Things are moving entirely too fast for me. But part of my beat with my new gig at BlogHer is to cover the goings on over at YouTube. So I'll make an effort to keep up. Here's a round up of what I've been viewing lately.
Zoos make an ideal field trip. They're generally interesting to kids and adults alike. They usually have a play zone for the kids to get their wiggles out in between strolling from animal to animal. And, as we all know, it's all happening at the zoo!
I've just posted my question to 10Questions. It was one of the questions that was decided on during the BlogHer Voter Manifesto. My questions was "What is your position on creating a federal public policy that helps families break the cycle of poverty?"
With the first one down, I am already planning the second … A coworker and I spent two hours on Sunday filming a great masterpiece. The alien invasion movie is like nothing you have ever seen before … quite literally since we have not even finished the editing of it yet. Coming soon to a computer screen near you …
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