I forgot to mention the lauch of CurrentTV — Al Gore’s latest venture — earlier, but it’s on and I’m watching it now. Pretty interesting. Of course, they have a blog too. It’s definitely different than a lot of whats on television, because it invites viewers to contribute to programming.
We call it viewer-created content, or VC2, and it’s created in the Current Studio, an online extension of our real studios in San Francisco and LA. Anybody can join in to produce VC2 (and get paid for it) or watch and vote for what goes on TV.
See those four squares in our logo? We call it the cursor, and like an old-school command prompt, it means we’re awaiting input.
I gotta admit, this viewer participation angle interests me, and I think I’ve got something unique that might interest them. After all, how many working bloggers are out there? I know a few, but it’s still a relatively new field. I’m thinking of a segment called "A Day in the Life of a Blogmaster." Now I just need someone with a video camera to shoot it.
Then again, would footage of me sitting at a computer really be that interesting?