WallStrip, WebbAlert And The Problem With Content
I hated the concept when Howard told it to me. (“jokes? about money?“)
And I thought the host, Lindsay Campbell, was wrong. (“The chick knows nothing about stocks, how can she be authentic.“)
Of course I was wrong about everything which gives me the confidence I need to look at another high-profile video show new to the web.
Now I remember Morgan Webb.
I dig her.
I am not digging the show.
The show is basically a rundown of the top tech stories of the day.
My problem is, as a semi-tech guy, she’s not telling me anything I don’t already know. Despite what Arrington says I found the show a little…dull.
The problem with this show is the same problem that’s facing a lot of the new content producers.
They don’t seem to realize that the content is irrelevent. What’s important is the context.
ipods are just mp3 players. But mp3 players are not ipods.
Just like the future of physical goods is design, the future of content is context.
Giving me headlines I get from my RSS feed doesn’t do it for me. No matter how hot the chick.
The one thing Adam and Jeff taught me was that any content can be interesting in the right context.
Even an idea as lame conceptually as Howard wanting to make fun of stocks.
WebbAlert has almost everything a successful videoblog needs in 2007.
A hot chick,
talking to a mostly male audience
about niche based subjects.
But a little context would help.
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