Video advocacy, Rocketboom style

I was just at Oren Michael's blog and he said "thanks Amanda." It's amazing how I didn't even need to read anymore. I knew he was talking about Rocketboom

Simply inspiring.

On my best day I'm not as good as this. Agree with her point or not (she's pro-network neutrality), this is a great use of the medium. 

Can you do anything like this? I'd love to talk with you, or link to you. Even if I don't agree with you.

By the way, Oren, just found your blog again tonight — I had lost track of it since I deleted a ton of feeds a few months back. Very nice! I can see why you're the CEO of a new Silicon Valley startup — I can't wait to visit the Mashery with my video camera! 

13 thoughts on “Video advocacy, Rocketboom style

  1. Hi Robert,

    Rocketboom did its first net neutrality-related piece on June 1. Steve Garfield and I both filed reports from the Day of Outrage protests here in Boston, but the episode that day just featured Amanda talking about it, with links to our two videos. I’d originally hoped to get a few other RB correspondents covering the other protests around the country that day, like we did on the Day Without Immigrants protests, but it didn’t work out. Meanwhile, we chatted among ourselves about the ins and outs of network neutrality, in the hopes of coming up with a simple way to explain it.

    Here’s Steve video, and here’s mine. You can also find a bunch of other videos at blip.tv, all of which were tagged with “dayofoutrage” to allow for convenient aggregating.

  2. Hi Robert,

    Rocketboom did its first net neutrality-related piece on June 1. Steve Garfield and I both filed reports from the Day of Outrage protests here in Boston, but the episode that day just featured Amanda talking about it, with links to our two videos. I’d originally hoped to get a few other RB correspondents covering the other protests around the country that day, like we did on the Day Without Immigrants protests, but it didn’t work out. Meanwhile, we chatted among ourselves about the ins and outs of network neutrality, in the hopes of coming up with a simple way to explain it.

    Here’s Steve video, and here’s mine. You can also find a bunch of other videos at blip.tv, all of which were tagged with “dayofoutrage” to allow for convenient aggregating.

  3. As the owner of a production company that recently launched an internet video channel (podcasts and blogs updated multiple times/week…video updated weekly), I have an immense amount of respect for amanda and her team at rocketboom.

    Robert, do you know for certain how many people she has on staff or volunteering? No matter, it’s a major achievement to post something of her quality/caliber everyday. I have a modest-but-FT team and 2 studios at our facility that are required to produce, market and sell our content – and while we have a larger output (250 hours/year on dvd and online), it’s a monumental achievement to achieve the notoriety she has with her frequency. Hats off!

  4. As the owner of a production company that recently launched an internet video channel (podcasts and blogs updated multiple times/week…video updated weekly), I have an immense amount of respect for amanda and her team at rocketboom.

    Robert, do you know for certain how many people she has on staff or volunteering? No matter, it’s a major achievement to post something of her quality/caliber everyday. I have a modest-but-FT team and 2 studios at our facility that are required to produce, market and sell our content – and while we have a larger output (250 hours/year on dvd and online), it’s a monumental achievement to achieve the notoriety she has with her frequency. Hats off!

  5. Thanks for visiting, Robert – you and your video camera are welcome at Mashery World Headquarters anytime, especially now that you’re “back home” in SF! Look forward to catching up with you soon.

  6. Thanks for visiting, Robert – you and your video camera are welcome at Mashery World Headquarters anytime, especially now that you’re “back home” in SF! Look forward to catching up with you soon.

  7. Darcey, I think today’s video stands on its own. Well done.

    I like Rocketboom cause it is a fun diversion for a few minutes.

    Why do millions of people love Howard Stern? That disturbs me a lot more than loving Rocketboom.

    I’d like to see you do a show every day that’s as well done with as few resources as they spend on it.

  8. Darcey, I think today’s video stands on its own. Well done.

    I like Rocketboom cause it is a fun diversion for a few minutes.

    Why do millions of people love Howard Stern? That disturbs me a lot more than loving Rocketboom.

    I’d like to see you do a show every day that’s as well done with as few resources as they spend on it.

  9. I don’t see what’s so great about rocketboom. Some of the early shows were quite interesting but now I think it’s really boring. Nine times out of ten the shows are just complete BS or just used for a platform to spread their left-wing propaganda. I know I should just unsubscribe and stop watching if I don’t like it, I just don’t get why everyone seems to love it so much.

  10. I don’t see what’s so great about rocketboom. Some of the early shows were quite interesting but now I think it’s really boring. Nine times out of ten the shows are just complete BS or just used for a platform to spread their left-wing propaganda. I know I should just unsubscribe and stop watching if I don’t like it, I just don’t get why everyone seems to love it so much.

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