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Monday, January 03, 2005

WaveofDestruction.org + Google = potential ethical danger

According to the Washington Post, "Amateur videos of the tsunami and its aftermath are sparking never-before-seen interest in video blogs, otherwise known as "vlogs," The Wall Street Journal reported. "WaveofDestruction.org, created by an Australian blogger to host tsunami videos, logged 682,366 unique visitors from last Wednesday through Sunday morning, and has more than 25 amateur videos of the impact so far," the Journal wrote. "'The ease of putting something online is pretty much instant,' says Geoffrey Huntley, the founder of Wave of Destruction. 'At a media company, I'm sure there are channels you have to go through -- copyright, legal, editorial, etc. Blogging is instant." What is interesting about this site is that the issue is not by itself digital photography - amateur photos have existed since the beginning of photography -, but the ease of disseminating digital photos or videos to a huge audience. The "alliance" between video-blogs (or v-blogs) and search engines is the real new thing.

Source: The Wall Street Journal through the Washington Post

Posted by Bertrand Pecquerie on January 3, 2005 at 05:32 PM in a. Citizen journalism, n. Online strategies | Permalink

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