The Wall Street Journal has a great piece on Jeff Pulver this morning, and his latest efforts to promote video on the internet.Â According to the Journal,
Mr. Pulver is creating his own Internet TV show, which he is modeling on Rocketboom, a popular Internet video-blog that broadcasts a three-minute news show daily. He is considering launching a broader Internet TV subsidiary and is weighing whether to invest in several emerging Internet video companies, though he won’t name them. Someday he wants to start an Internet reality TV show.
I’ll have to check it out.Â
Between Jeff, Robert Scoble, Amanda Congdon, Adam Curry and others, it certainly looks like this will be the next big boom.Â What I find most interesting is not the citizen journalism aspect of vlogging, but rather the way it adds immediacy to blogs / podcasts.Â It’s easy to write a long blog entry.Â It’s also easy to record a long podcastÂ and (sidenote) some of those long podcasts oughta be shorter if they’re going to attract an audience beyond the NPR crowd. It’s hard to record a long but effective video.Â Rocketboom and it’s ilk record snappy 3 minute shows delivering bite-size easily digested headlines – CNN meets blogging.Â I’ll bet there’s real potential for a mixed-media site with video “headlines” and in-depth analysis for those who want to dig deeper.Â