Thursday, May 29, 2008

Purely for Fun

If you like a mix of the weird, the informative and the just plain fascinating early in the day, sign up for Boing Boing, which calls itself "The Directory of Wonderful Things." Today's first offering is just a quick clip by Peter Shankman (founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc., a boutique marketing a PR strategy firm in New York) of the inside of a baggage screening machine through the eye of the new Flip camera.

My hunch is that these incredibly cheap, but really pretty darn high quality, video cameras will give a bigger boost to "citizen journalism" than even cell phones. Not only do they make shooting for YouTube a cinch, but they make video podcasting and blogging (vlogging) truly simply, too.

For example, here's how Al Tompkins of Poynteronline's "Al's Morning Meeting" column produces his video blog using a Flip.

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