Citizen Media

Star Wars Uncut – The Second Best Star Wars Movie Ever?

Oct 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

The original Star Wars (aka Episode IV: A New Hope) is a classic – cheesy acting and all. But the crowd-sourced Star Wars Uncut may end up challenging the original for the position of second best Star Wars movie ever. Organizers cut the original movie into 15-second clips and 473 indie moviemakers are recreating the […]

This Is What A Crowd-Sourced Concert DVD Looks Like – Nine Inch Nails’ 2009 Webster Hall Concert

Oct 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

It sometimes seems like you can’t go to a concert anymore without getting warned that audio and video recording are prohibited. Nine Inch Nails is taking a different approach, though, encouraging fans to not just film and record their shows, but to put together edited DVDs that you can download. The video above is a […]

Twitter Plans To Add Live Video Tweeting

Oct 11th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Microblogging, Video

Twitter plans to add video tweeting to its mobile microblogging platform. According to a story in the  Telegraph: Twitter users may soon be posting real-time video tweets in addition to text tweets under plans to modernize the site. Twitter’s founders hope by adding live video-tweeting it will help boost its prominence as a fashionable social-networking […]

Can You Podcast Physical Things?

Sep 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General, Podcast Distribution, Podcasting

Can you podcast physical things? Most people think of podcasting in a fairly limited sense. – for example, radio shows that you can download automatically. We’ve always had a broader view, that podcasting was the publishing of downloadable files with an RSS 2.0 news feed. With that in mind, you can use podcasting to automatically […]

The New Associated Press: You And Your iPhone

Aug 30th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General, Microblogging

While the Associated Press and newspapers around the US debate to compete against online news sources, they may be missing an even bigger threat: you and your iPhone. The New York Times reports that Fwix – a local news aggregator – plans to enlist mobile social media creators to generate realtime local news coverage: Fwix, […]

FCC Blames Bloggers For The Decline Of Print Journalism

Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, General

Federal Communications Commission commissioner Michael Copps has circulated an internal report that blames the decline of traditional journalism on blogging and new media. “We’re not only losing journalists, we may be losing journalism,” according to Copps. “Some blame the Internet and bloggers, and that’s certainly a part of the story. All that consolidation and mindless […]

Star Wars Uncut: A New Hope For Groupsourced Moviemaking?

Jul 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

Star Wars Uncut is a fun example of groupsourced moviemaking. Organizers cut the original movie into 15-second clips. 473 fan moviemakers are recreating the scenes, low-budget style. Once all the clips are done, they will be stitched together to great a new version of the movie, Star Wars Uncut. Think it will be awful? I […]

Clay Shirky On The Future Of Journalism

Jul 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Microblogging

Cato Unbound has published an interesting article by Clay Shirky that looks at the future of journalism. It looks at the chaos in the world of journalism created by new media, and how maintaining the status quo is impossible: Like driving, journalism is not a profession — no degree or certification is required to practice […]

Trent Reznor’s New Media Tips

Jul 10th, 2009 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Internet TV, Making Money with Podcasts, Microblogging, Podcasting, Video, Vlogs

Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor posted an interesting article yesterday looking at ways artists could use the Internet to promote themselves, even if they are new or unknown. In the article, Reznor shared these tips for how to use the Internet, new media and social media sites: Have your MySpace page, but get a site […]

United Airlines Gets A Harsh Lesson In the Power Of New Media

Jul 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Citizen Media, Internet TV, Video

In the spring of 2008, Sons of Maxwell were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and singer Dave Carrol saw his Taylor guitar being thrown around by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago: I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didn’t deny the experience occurred but for nine months the […]