I’m co-hosting WorkFast with Robert. It is a live, half-hour interview show about the future of work. The premiere will be at 10 am [Pacific], Thursday June 5. After that, it will be every Friday at 10 am from the Revision3 Studios in San Francisco.
Yes the show has a well-known sponsor, but I’ll wait for the official FastCompany.TV announcement before saying who it is.
Each week, Robert and I will interview one or two guests on how internet-based technologies are making people and companies more productive. We’ll talk to tool-makers and tool-users. We’ll look at the history of office productivity and the future of it. We’ll bring in authors and experts.
I guess I’m suprised by this – as Shel’s show on FastCompany.tv doesn’t appear to be well received – and Scoble’s show is a step above just being ok…. but I’m looking forward to seeing the new show and how it compares..
For example, uploaders can see how often their videos are viewed in different geographic regions, as well as how popular they are relative to all videos in that market over a given period of time. You can also delve deeper into the lifecycle of your videos, like how long it takes for a video to become popular, and what happens to video views as popularity peaks.
Darren over at ProBlogger takes a closer look, with a bunch of screenshots detailing some stats for his videos.
ComScore data reports that Google sites continue to hold a firm grasp on the online video space, accounting for 38% of all videos viewed (4.3 billion). Of that, 98% is straight from YouTube.
Nearly 139 million U.S. Internet users watched an average of 83 videos per viewer in March.
Since so many of us do the majority of Web searching at work, have we gotten really good at minimizing windows when danger lurks, or are employers’ more understanding of the online video phenomenon? Which leads to the bigger question: Should text bloggers, who have no interest in stepping out into the video realm, be concerned that they are losing eyeballs?
Far behind Google is Fox Interactive Media, ranked second with 477 million videos (4.2 percent), Yahoo! Sites with 328 million (2.9 percent) and Viacom Digital with 249 million (2.2 percent).
The CNET News Blog have a post up discussing the fact that Google still haven’t found a way to monetize YouTube. You might remember the overlay ads that caused such a ruckus when Google tried them on a select few videos, and apparently it wasn’t a solid idea at G Headquarters either, since we’re not seeing them all over the YouTube vids.
However, they’re not completely at loss. The post quotes CEO Eric Schmidt, who is confident that Google’s yet unannounced products of this year will make a difference.
Kari Swisher had a chance to sit down with Matt Mullenweg of Automattic fame. It makes for some interesting speculation as to what they are up to next. I’d love to post the video but Brightcove sucks as of late. So your going to have to head over to AllthingsD to check it out. It’s worth the trip over there.
I heard him speak last year at Minnebar here in the twin cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota. He was entertaining, controversial, and kept the crowd interested. It wasn’t any different when David Heinemeier Hansson (DHH) spoke at Startup School 08 this weekend.
The post is full of great information – such as this rundown on Blip.tv:
We’ve covered the occasional content deal on Blip.tv but we’ve never seriously looked at their distribution platform, and it’s the reason shows like Rocketboom, Mahalo Daily and Moblogic are using Blip.tv. On top of the obvious video hosting everyone in this space provides, Blip.tv also offers distribution to external blogs (including an automatic option), the Internet Archive, de.licio.us (links), Flickr (pics from the video), Adobe Media Player, MySpace, Twitter (text alerts), Facebook, Yahoo Video, AOL Video, Akimbo, Lycos Mix, MeeVee, MeFeedia, Meebo, Blinkx, Splashcast, Pando and the most important one of all: iTunes. Blip.tv offers an iTunes subscription feed and file conversion service; users do have to manually go to the dashboard within Blip.tv and request the file conversion on a free account, but with a premium account ($8/ mth or $80/ yr) get the conversion done automatically. A premium account also has other benefits, such as priority file transcoding that in my testing made it the quickest service available (that is time from when the video was uploaded until it was ready to view).
An excellent read if video is something that you’re going after…