Friday, September 13, 2013

Any Boat You Row

Stumbling across a New York Times Op-Ed penned by a man credited for saving New Haven, I found an interesting piece of information.  Vimeo loves our videos.  And I found that to be very encouraging.  Tons of storage, it said.   Glorious HD.  No banner ad's.

No banner ad's?

I found that to be ironic, being that I was reading just that; a banner advertisement in the New York Times, while reading an Opinion Editorial about the role and the future of media.  You can read it as well if you want.  I found it compellingly telling, especially in that it was yelling from the past, having been penned in 2009, about the transformation of the world online.

This post was written at 2:47am. 
Within this century, so much transpires every year.  Time has become more difficult to keep track of.  The most notable advancement of our century so far, beyond a doubt, has been the rapid evolution of our communications technology.  What lags behind are the constructs of the social mind, shaped by the very entities being used to help create the subconscious reality we all know and share behind the scenes: our 'shows' (what were once known as "TV" programs).  The music we listen to.  The movies we get excited about in previews and make an evening about heading to the theaters to go and see, and then later even discuss.

That's our entertainment.  But what about the news?  Why isn't the news entertaining?  Most people who don't read the news say that it's because it's full of things they'd rather not think about.
Posts at 6:00am.
One way to successfully get around this is by pitching the news as humor; an example would be The Daily Show.  Another is to give up altogether and talk about the weather.  Since the internet is made of possibility, you could even tell a story with maps.  Perhaps about sidewalks.

People revel in the idea that they can create something which becomes syndicated instantly.  I believe the Beatles sang about this, either in the song "Instant Karma" or "I Dig a Pony."  This core fundamental instinct in people to share their personal experiences in the form of images is what drives social media.  Developing those story writing skills in people could allow it to evolve into something more cohesive than just the usual social "stream of consciousness."

You can improve society by devoting your efforts to being a better writer.  A better photographer. Maybe even a more effective social dreamer.  You share it with a larger audience of people who are all interested in what happens next, here in this town, or perhaps in a city their own size.

The news only tells you about the past.  This site concentrates its energy on the finite present moment, as well as providing a clear vision about the future.  We hope you will find this program entertaining.  But it has to happen, first.