aTypical Joe: a gay New Yorker living in the rural South
Friday, February 25, 2005
Tonight I’m off to the last in the Georgia Film Series at the college. A screening of Paris Trout, adapted from the novel by Pete Dexter and based on events in this town. Here local children tell the local story.
For my future reference
The Times has a great story on blogging resources. The future is video:
Vlog It, a $100 program from Serious Magic to be released in April, promises to simplify the video editing process; it is a pared-down version of Visual Communicator 2 Web ($190), available now.You’ll also have to find a place to store your video online. One option is to upload video to the Internet Archive, a nonprofit enterprise dedicated to preserving past Web pages as well as being a library for freely available digital content. Creative Commons, a nonprofit property rights management system, offers a free tool for Windows and Macintosh that lets you upload video to the Internet Archive called ccPublisher… Our Media, using storage space donated by the Internet Archive, plans to begin a free service this week that allows posting and viewing video within minutes. If your blog becomes a destination for a growing audience, you may be able to turn your hobby into a business, or at least a hobby that pays for itself, with ad placement from Google AdSense or BlogAds.com. With AdSense, each time a reader clicks on an ad placed on your site, you get a sliver of revenue. BlogAds, on the other hand, generate revenue based on the number of visits to your blog.
For a guy who spent a good part of his career working for all of us to have access to media production rather than just media consumption, this is manna from heaven.