Thursday, September 07, 2006

Google's Gotta Get the Message!

So, for all the genius that is Google Advertising, I cannot for the life of me see why Google hasn't adopted the same Adsense program for Google Video.

For a few pennies on the dollar, Google should be getting ordinary citizens to actually develop content taylored for Google video to draw on advertising revenue.

Huh, maybe that's why it's still in Beta...
What do you think?

JMC 163/ Take Two!

At the second meeting of JMC 163 on Tues., we had a guest speaker from Campusmoviefest talk to us.

Campusmoviefest, the largest student film festival for five minute shorts in the country, is coming to San Jose, and JMC 163 students will soon be submitting their own films to satisfy the multimedia requirements in the course. Pretty cool.

Anyways, Robert Scoble will be coming in the next class, undoubtably talking about convergence and its intersection with blogging. After all, he did write a book about it.
If you want to come check it out, I'm sure Cynthia McCune and Steve Sloan wouldn't mind. We'll be hanging out in Dwight Bental Hall 225, all the way at the end of the hall.

I'll also be recorded it, as will Steve Sloan, as always. So catch the video here by Wednesday.

Scoble image courtesy of

A Pirate's Life It Be...

First off, a belated shout-out to friend and occasional sometime kinda blogger Josh Marx for turning 20 this week. If you get a chance, go see him in Kite Runner this year. He's darn good.

And yes... he's the pirate.

So I've been wanting to post about TED for some time now, and for those of you that know me personally you'll already know that I'm kinda obsessed with it (TED 2007 baby, woot woot!). The TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is basically this huge guest lecture series put on every year in Monterrey, where the best and the brightest in a million industries get together to talk about how they're changing the world.

And the even cooler thing about TED is that they put all the lectures on the internet afterwards. One of my favorite lectures is by the NYU research scientist Jeff Han.

Check out his video here!

There's some other good ones too, like Jimmy Wales from Wikipedia, Al Gore, or Nicholas Negroponte. They're all very uplifting, no matter what the subject matter, and they all show how convergence is changing everything.