To the future in vlogging and Beyond!!!!
I can definitely appreciate Grossman's article if only for the reason it helps point out the progression that we have made not just as individuals or community, but globally. Stated, "We're looking at an explosion of productivity and innovation, and it's just getting started, as millions of minds that would otherwise have drowned in obscurity get backhauled into the global intellectual economy. " There was quite a bit of negative instances that took place in 06, but our strides in cyberspace has brought in a new era. I cannot really look at cell phone cameras and our ability to relate our video findings to the public with just a few clicks negative. People will always find ways in which to use new found technologies or ways of communicating in a not so healthy way. I am glad a student/ students were able to capture the UCLA incident on camera. This was not a harmful thing. It brings on a different aspect that really gets people involved. Yes I believe there are instances that have been posted where it can be harmful to a person or an orginization, but harmful to the entertainment industry? Not necessarily. I think you can classify these in almost two completely different genres. With the abilities the net is providing were are still making foward progress even if the content is questionable. If not it might keep people on their toes more. I am not trying to project this statement as one of paranoia, but as of awareness with those keen on watching for creative opportunities. A prime example can be seen with the new hit "Lonelygirl15". What an idea! Now figuring out how to properly monetize and create profit presents a slight challenge, but what doesn't in this day and age. The two gentlemen who produced this series are tredding in uncharted territory so to speak. The world of TV and the silver screen will and has to change with the internets ever expanding population and the freedoms that come with it. I don't find anything wrong with a music video airing or being viewed over the cyberwaves before MTV gets their paws on it. This what the internet brings and it will become even more prolific as technology expands and the internets user base continues to grow exponentially.