OK, I’ve seen everything now. Alex Komarnitsky has a web site where you can watch the grass grow. His grass. Is there anything that you can’t do on the Internet?
Well, some of you are Drupal developers. I have a friend who needs some development done. He’s looking for a Drupal developer for a short-term project. Are you one? Leave a note here and a way to be contacted. Thanks.
The ThoughtPlasma blog is celebrating the third birthday of Second Life. While we’re talking about it, I found Paul Marino’s Thinking Machinima blog. Really cool stuff, interesting videos. Machinima are videos that are recorded using avatars in Second Life and other software like Halo on Xbox. There’s a new art form taking shape here and it’s fascinating!
Someone sent me Widgetoko. I love it. Simple, fresh.
All widgets for your site.
Oh, one that should get there? Grouper.com which just made it easier for bloggers to add video blog entries which includes their own videos.
Really great video content was just released by the TED conference. I’ve never been to this conference, but it has a huge reputation and if you look at the speakers you’ll see why. Hans Rosling, for instance, has an amazing data visualization talk. Tony Robbins is the world’s leading motivational speaker. I’m watching his talk right now. And those are just the first two I’ve watched.
I was just emailing with Tom Rielly who worked on this project. He said they reedited each talk using the feeds of all five cameras. They discovered that they needed a different editing style for small format video than if you are going to watch this on a huge screen. They also made it available to everyone in all formats, QT, Flash, Google Video, audio podcast on their site, iTunes, and others including on Podzinger.
He thanked BMW which, he says, gave them HUGE support (his emphasis, not mine). He says it was probably the largest underwriting of any podcast series ever.
Oh, and they put everything into Creative Commons. You can republish the talks on your own site!!! He specifically thanked June Cohen and Jason Wishnow, TED producer and editor.
This is awesome content. They dramatically raised the bar we’ll all need to meet with Internet video.