Friday night in front of the Google TV

Our TV isn’t working (the painters moved it and I need to reconnect it, plus we don’t have TV yet so don’t have anything to watch anyway). So, Patrick had an idea: he’d show me all the cool videos he’s found on the Internet (he has time to do such).

He showed me one awesome video, Ryan vs. Dorkman, and I asked him how he found that. He said that one day he was just thinking about StarWars and went to Google Video and searched on lightsabre fight. Not looking for anything particular, he said. He was so impressed with Ryan vs. Dorkman that he did another Google search (this time on the main search engine) and found this blog post by Michael Frist (who is the guy who did that clip).

I asked Patrick “why Google video and not YouTube or Blip.tv?” He said that Google had more light sabre videos than the other video services.

I said “that’s pretty impressive, Patrick, let’s go watch some Ze Frank.”

Which we did, laughed a lot, and now are trolling for other video.

Ahh, it’s nice having a 12-year-old and no TV to watch.

Of course, I had to do this to Patrick. I went to Google video. Searched on lame video. And showed him the fifth video titled “Mac’s are Bad.” Heheh.

What you watching on your Google TV? What’s your favorite search on Google video to find cool videos? Here’s one: search for “cool car” and you’ll find some cool videos with cars in them.

41 thoughts on “Friday night in front of the Google TV

  1. @17. I’m not talking about the networks. I’m talking about the people that actually wrote, produced and performed on the “vblog” or “podcast” I gotta think they want a piece of the action EVERY TIME that video or podcast is played, shared, or downloaded. How are you going to ensure their get they get what they deserve?

    If this business takes off like you hope it will, I think you are in for some serious deal negotiating issues. You can’t think of yourself a merely a web version of Viacom. And even if you do, I think you need to go deeper than just working out how to slice up the advertising revenue. Buy hey! What do I know? You’re obviously more of an expert given your camera selling, drop out journalism school, OS installing, geek interviewing background.

  2. @17. I’m not talking about the networks. I’m talking about the people that actually wrote, produced and performed on the “vblog” or “podcast” I gotta think they want a piece of the action EVERY TIME that video or podcast is played, shared, or downloaded. How are you going to ensure their get they get what they deserve?

    If this business takes off like you hope it will, I think you are in for some serious deal negotiating issues. You can’t think of yourself a merely a web version of Viacom. And even if you do, I think you need to go deeper than just working out how to slice up the advertising revenue. Buy hey! What do I know? You’re obviously more of an expert given your camera selling, drop out journalism school, OS installing, geek interviewing background.

  3. I was just on the way to the videostore for a dvd on a boring evening here in Germany, but then I thought. Hey, Scoble is the guy who has got good ideas and so i just went to divx stage6. Great. Better than a dvd this night.
    :-) *thumbs up*

  4. I was just on the way to the videostore for a dvd on a boring evening here in Germany, but then I thought. Hey, Scoble is the guy who has got good ideas and so i just went to divx stage6. Great. Better than a dvd this night.
    :-) *thumbs up*

  5. @15: No, I didn’t say that.

    But, the new advertising distribution networks like the ones from Google, Yahoo, MSN, as well as the ones from Federated Media, allow you to share advertising revenues to multiple sources. In general with these networks you keep the content, you just agree to add the network’s bar to your Web site (which increases the traffic you’ll get, cause everyone else in the network is doing it too) and add the network’s advertising bar to our site. Many of the networks don’t even ask for exclusivity, although a few do.

    At first, though, we’re doing our own revenue model. More to come soon.

  6. @15: No, I didn’t say that.

    But, the new advertising distribution networks like the ones from Google, Yahoo, MSN, as well as the ones from Federated Media, allow you to share advertising revenues to multiple sources. In general with these networks you keep the content, you just agree to add the network’s bar to your Web site (which increases the traffic you’ll get, cause everyone else in the network is doing it too) and add the network’s advertising bar to our site. Many of the networks don’t even ask for exclusivity, although a few do.

    At first, though, we’re doing our own revenue model. More to come soon.

  7. @8 So PodTech will pay everytime someone plays content they’ve downloaded from your site? How are you going to track and compensate the owners if I, for example, share content with someone else that I’ve downloaded from your site, and they in turn start to share it? If I’m the owner of content I want to make sure I’m compensated, even years from now.

  8. @8 So PodTech will pay everytime someone plays content they’ve downloaded from your site? How are you going to track and compensate the owners if I, for example, share content with someone else that I’ve downloaded from your site, and they in turn start to share it? If I’m the owner of content I want to make sure I’m compensated, even years from now.

  9. I realized while I was checking out video.goole that I have truly found a substitute for the lack of watchable tv programs. On more than one occation I have gone through the dial (remember the channel changer dial on tv’s?) and literally found nothing I wanted to watch.

    Videos on computer represents to me a whole new opportunity. I watch them while at my desk, and can do other work at the same time rather than sitting like a lump on the couch. The variety of subjects seems unending. There is everything from juggling to eagles nests with everything in between and to the side.

    And to make all this easy and fast, just this week I acquired my new computer (PC of course) with a Pentium 4 dual core 2.8 ghz. It is a wonderful step up.

    So Robert please thank Patrick for his interest in google.video. I have got the bug.

  10. I realized while I was checking out video.goole that I have truly found a substitute for the lack of watchable tv programs. On more than one occation I have gone through the dial (remember the channel changer dial on tv’s?) and literally found nothing I wanted to watch.

    Videos on computer represents to me a whole new opportunity. I watch them while at my desk, and can do other work at the same time rather than sitting like a lump on the couch. The variety of subjects seems unending. There is everything from juggling to eagles nests with everything in between and to the side.

    And to make all this easy and fast, just this week I acquired my new computer (PC of course) with a Pentium 4 dual core 2.8 ghz. It is a wonderful step up.

    So Robert please thank Patrick for his interest in google.video. I have got the bug.

  11. I’ve had a look at Google TV, but I must say I enjoy YouTube more. Maybe because, at least to me, it has better and more varied content.

    This is a sample of what I’ve been watching lately. :)

  12. I’ve had a look at Google TV, but I must say I enjoy YouTube more. Maybe because, at least to me, it has better and more varied content.

    This is a sample of what I’ve been watching lately. :)

  13. lynne & tessa

    These crazy German girls do lip-synching right. Entertaining even though most of the songs define what’s wrong with pop.

    I suggest the Barbie one. The song is very po-po-mo.

  14. lynne & tessa

    These crazy German girls do lip-synching right. Entertaining even though most of the songs define what’s wrong with pop.

    I suggest the Barbie one. The song is very po-po-mo.

  15. LayZ: Yes, Podtech will pay. Residual rights? That’ll depend on the deal you sign with us. My content? Podtech owns it and I won’t see anything other than my salary.

    But other people in the network? I could see someone totally keeping control of their content and just sharing advertising revenue.

    We’ll have a few different contracts depending on what kind of partner or employee you are.

  16. LayZ: Yes, Podtech will pay. Residual rights? That’ll depend on the deal you sign with us. My content? Podtech owns it and I won’t see anything other than my salary.

    But other people in the network? I could see someone totally keeping control of their content and just sharing advertising revenue.

    We’ll have a few different contracts depending on what kind of partner or employee you are.

  17. So, I have a question. With a lot of videos showing up on these services how is the talent going to get paid for their content being rebroadcast or downloaded. Particulary videos of old TV shows? Or even “original” content created by someone? Does PodTech plan to pay their talent and also give them residual rights?

    I mean, when a show is rerun on a network the talent tht created it gets residual compensation. How is that going to work with these hosted services?

  18. So, I have a question. With a lot of videos showing up on these services how is the talent going to get paid for their content being rebroadcast or downloaded. Particulary videos of old TV shows? Or even “original” content created by someone? Does PodTech plan to pay their talent and also give them residual rights?

    I mean, when a show is rerun on a network the talent tht created it gets residual compensation. How is that going to work with these hosted services?

  19. I like to search for “Charlie Rose” and watch some of the many full length episodes on Google Video. Some of my favorite guests: Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett; Hunter S. Thompson, Christian Bale, Ed Norton. Also, search google video for a movie called “Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land”. Riveting stuff.

  20. I like to search for “Charlie Rose” and watch some of the many full length episodes on Google Video. Some of my favorite guests: Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett; Hunter S. Thompson, Christian Bale, Ed Norton. Also, search google video for a movie called “Peace, Propaganda, and the Promised Land”. Riveting stuff.

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