Saturday, October 28, 2006

BBC1

Well it was quite a day on You Tube with the flood video, had a good chat with the BBC editor responsible for the website and he's keen to pick up any more vids I do. Even better it revealed that there are more than a few people in Dingwall who make and watch vids for the net, maybe we can get a meet.

Of absolutely no importance for you, but good for me was the over 800 people who downloaded the video (winning me a You Tube award) as well as the traffic for this site...so with a wider audience, I am now only going to post sensible and non controversial posts.

4 comments:

Brian Robertson said...

Are you now moving to newsnight D,?

Brian

Dave said...

The temptation is to now do something similar, the response was great to the flood video, but alas I do whatever I feel inspired to do, hence the new video to Walkers crisps.

One interesting thing (something I have suspected for a long time), the video community in Dingwall is growing rapidly, You Tube, Google, Myspace...photo communities like Flickr are all creating communal spaces...I predict that the internet is beginning to rebuild the communities we have lost, its good to be not playing catch up, but to be surfing at the very front...exciting days

Shieldsy said...

"I predict that the internet is beginning to rebuild the communities we have lost"

Hmmm ... I've been debating that in my head for a while, but have come to a different conclusion.

It does seem to bring people together who share a common interest, but the problem is it is just a 'virtual community'. If there's conflict then people can just get moved on or out. It's great for homogenous groups, but true community is when you have to live in harmony with people who DON'T share your interests or point of view.

I recently had to take the decision to stop communicating by txt & email because it was just to easy to say things I'd never say face-to-face. And similarly people were using it to give lame excuses to me for things that they knew they'd be too embarrassed to say to my face.

Dave said...

Hmmm ... I've been debating that in my head for a while, but have come to a different conclusion.

There was a virtual church down in Oxford that I remember (may still be going) and I think that lack of face to face contact was something that made it difficult.

I myself find things like forums and chat rooms awful, just a place for people to say things they would never say face to face.

My point was about things like Flickr etc, where people do come together who share a common interest.

I know you say that If there's conflict then people can just get moved on or out , but thats always been the way it is in groups. The interent now means you can find people who have the same interests and meet up. The sad thing is that the church (in general) still sits in its mini arks and waits for people to come to them instead of tapping into this change.

true community is when you have to live in harmony with people who DON'T share your interests or point of view

I agree partially, but would we find it difficult to share community with a group of fundamentalist muslims, how hard would it be to live in harmony?

I still use email and txt, but only on a contact basis, I normally use postal mail for more personal contact. I have had many emails that were sent because the person was to afraid to speak in person, always gives them a shock when you then phone them.

 

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