The Unimportance Of Robert Scoble (Or A Cool HD Camera Is Not New Media)
One of the bad habits people get into is thinking they are doing new media when they are actually doing old media in a different suit.
It happens all the time.
Watching the preview was like watching…tv. I mean looked good. Nice clear picture. But no instructions on how to watch it on my mobile device. No use of the tools that make the internet really special.
Now I’m sure the show will be reletively popular. I mean it’s Scoble, right?
But it seems a bit like it’s going to be a bit like a business show on CNN. With even the same production values.
Screencasting is one of those things that can truly demonstrate something that happens in this new virtual world of ours. And it’s effective. Ask the guy that makes millions selling those simple How To Use Your Computer CDs on late night TV.
That ubiquitous old man is doing more to spread new media than Scoble has.
Which brings me to the new Amanda Congdon project.
Though it’s far from perfect it’s utilizing New Media in tons of ways. Google Maps, Wiki’s, encouraging participation. Say what you want about the interest it has generated or the interestingness of some of the topics, you can’t deny that it’s brave and a step forward.
How cool is that? (hint: very)
It’s not just some chick with a cool HD camera.
When we look back at our lives (and we all will) it’ll be nice if you could be part of the folks who ushered in the real new media revolution, and not just one of the guys who thought he was a California King.
Those with an audience and a supposed interest in new media should use there influence to usher in the new age instead of just regurgitating the old.
Now that would really be cool.
(Sidenote: Now that I probably won’t get invited to any PodTech parties I’ll be having having one of my own. Drinks on me.
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