Rocketboom sucks…sort of

Filed as General on February 22, 2006 4:15 am

by Duncan

Given I’m using the word sucks today (hey, only a few more days till settlement on The Blog Herald) I though I might share this thought: I think Rocketboom sucks… sort of. I’ve subscribed to it in the past using my Windows XP Media Center Edition box (which is plugged into the main TV) and although I found it occasionally funny, I mostly found it pretty stupid. So there :-)

But why sort of? because I love the idea behind it, that anyone can now broadcast and be watched. I think the fact that Rocketboom auctioned off its ad space on eBay on the condition that they produced the ad as brilliant. I love the fact that Rocketboom is leading the way in and encoraging others to do this sort of thing. It’s just a shame I don’t enjoy the content that much.

Every year for the past 2 years I’ve read that video blogging is going to be the next big thing. 2006 might be that year and we’ll have Rocketboom to thank for it.

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  1. By chartreuse posted on February 22, 2006 at 12:36 pm
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    The fact that is does suck is what makes video blogging so interesting. Imagine if it didn’t?

    AOL Kool-Aid drinker J-Cal will be rolling video out on some of his blogs. If that doesn’t mean video blogs are about to be ubiquitous nothing does…

  2. By Andru Edwards posted on February 22, 2006 at 8:10 pm
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    We just kicked off our video podcast (The Bleeding Edge – focusing on tech and gadgets), which I think is growing in quality by leaps and bounds with each episode. I agree with Doncan here – RocketBoom sucks, but only kind of ;) I do chuckle at it every now and then, but mostly I find it corny.

  3. By Tom posted on February 22, 2006 at 8:51 pm
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    Shouldn’t it be ‘Sort of’ not ‘Sort off”

    Oh, and another mistake here;

    ‘I though I might share this thought’

    I’m sure you can figure it out!

    Sorry for being a grammar nazi, it just bugs me.

  4. By Duncan Riley posted on February 23, 2006 at 1:53 am
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    Tom
    you are 100% right. Brain freeze I think :-)

  5. By RocketBoom sucks posted on March 5, 2006 at 11:42 pm
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    I don’t see how this crapola RocketBoom site can make any money for their
    advertisers if they ban everyone’s IP address. Rocketboom sucks.
    They block IP addresses.