In my mind and in my car, we can’t rewind we’ve gone too far
Oh-a-aho oh, Oh-a-aho oh
Video killed the radio star.
— "Video Killed the Radio Star", The Buggles
Last night I somehow ended up briefly watching a segment of — and take a deep break, because this gets complicated — blogger Robert Scoble, broadcasting live via phone on Kyte, while filming Loic Le Meur of Seesmic, who was filming Robert, while both of them, and other video and text bloggers, were in a bus at CES in Las Vegas, with a television producer hovering in background, all preparing to be filmed by CNBC for The Big Idea show.
Whew, got all that?
They were about to talk about some company whose names escapes me, and about which CNBC was about to say nice things because the bloggers were saying nice things. But to me, the most interesting thing — even if I couldn’t watch for long — was this unique confluence of so many forms of video media, old and new.
The newly bargain-basement cost of online video — both creation and transmission — are driving a thousand points of content. As a result, while video killed the radio star, video is killing the video star. Far from being exclusive, showing up on "TV" is newly something that can now happen five times before breakfast — and twice on the bus to the television station.
More on the latest online video data here.