Re: first try
Tuesday, August 15, 2006 11:10:43 PM
Are the boys and girls who run YouTube marketing genius', or just lucky bastards?
So, here's what happened;
Some delightfully old British man by the name of geriatric1927 recorded a video using his webcam and uploaded it to YouTube. One of the staff at YouTube made this video a 'featured video' on the frontpage of the website, which seen it gain tens of thousands of hits.
This, in turn, seen a whole range of older folk set up their webcams and get posting their opinions on the original video. Admittidly, it's strange to see an influx of old people on the net - but in this case, well welcomed - because they all came to the defense of geriatric1927.
Not only that, but old geriatric1927 has inspired a whole range of people - young and old - to get creating and posting their video blogs onto YouTube. Some putting their own spin on things, and others just signing up to defend geriatric1927.
I like it when things like this happen; things that not only see everyone go out their way for, or pull together to help others, but also to see things that inspire others and motivate them into doing something they may not have tried otherwise.
As it happens, geriatric1927 has inspired me to create my own video blog. I haven't. But I want to. I just don't have the guts to get up there on camera, in my own house, record myself, then show it to the world - and that's why I have a lot of respect for what geriatric1927 did, and feel sorry that he got so much abuse of people for doing so. I mean, this also made the BBC News.
So, maybe oneday in the near future I'll turn this blog into a video blog. But in the meantime, while you wait, why not watch the 'most famous video blogger of the moment' in his first try: