Hey! I launch a new personal project today where I try to write about one piece of video every day. It’s a newsletter you can subscribe to here and a website here. A longer description:

If you’re like me, you suspect that YouTube is packed with interesting stuff, but we lack a system for finding it. A few interesting clips might come to you via so-called social media, but that just reinforces the feeling that there’s probably more out there beyond your friends.

My hope is that VIEWSOURCE will help solve this problem. It’s a simple daily email newsletter with just one video clip. It might be a long-forgotten music documentary, a new webshow with a celebrity, some crazy hip-hop video, or a new supercut. There is no “demographic” in mind, but hopefully it eschews the “viral video” genre.
 
This is a non-commercial project. It’s not a startup; it’s an experiment. Years ago when I was writing more often, I would say that blogging for me was a consequence not a goal. That is, I blogged because I was online discovering things, not the other way around. Similarly, VIEWSOURCE is the outcome of the desire to learn more about where video culture is headed.

Hey! I launch a new personal project today where I try to write about one piece of video every day. It’s a newsletter you can subscribe to here and a website here. A longer description:

If you’re like me, you suspect that YouTube is packed with interesting stuff, but we lack a system for finding it. A few interesting clips might come to you via so-called social media, but that just reinforces the feeling that there’s probably more out there beyond your friends.

My hope is that VIEWSOURCE will help solve this problem. It’s a simple daily email newsletter with just one video clip. It might be a long-forgotten music documentary, a new webshow with a celebrity, some crazy hip-hop video, or a new supercut. There is no “demographic” in mind, but hopefully it eschews the “viral video” genre.

This is a non-commercial project. It’s not a startup; it’s an experiment. Years ago when I was writing more often, I would say that blogging for me was a consequence not a goal. That is, I blogged because I was online discovering things, not the other way around. Similarly, VIEWSOURCE is the outcome of the desire to learn more about where video culture is headed.

I wrote this crazy thing for Nieman Lab called What The New York Times Should Do Next.

I think we’re at a rare moment historically, when people are going to realize that we’ll have to pay for some stuff. There’s not enough advertising in the world to keep all these apps, tv stations, and news sites alive, so we’re going to start seeing more freemium options. 

And for chrissakes, stop calling it a subscription. It’s a membership.

I wrote this crazy thing for Nieman Lab called What The New York Times Should Do Next.

I think we’re at a rare moment historically, when people are going to realize that we’ll have to pay for some stuff. There’s not enough advertising in the world to keep all these apps, tv stations, and news sites alive, so we’re going to start seeing more freemium options.

And for chrissakes, stop calling it a subscription. It’s a membership.