Blogged this so my students will see it.
Howdy-doo chappies and chappettes. What we have here is a bit of Blogumentary going back in time. Some context: This clip will follow an interview with Rebecca Blood talking about how the early webloggers were explorers, combing the web for interesting links and adding a bit of commentary.
This clip ramps up to 1999, when LiveJournal and Blogger both opened the blog frontier to non-techies. After a fast-forward sample of that blog explosion, we jump back to ancient history... Samuel Pepys, and American Revolution pamphleteers - aka the original citizen media.
A cautionary note. Some bits are of course a little rough and I'm constantly reworking it. My voiceover, in particular, ain't so hot. When I have the whole thing somewhat nailed down, I'm going to re-record the entire VO so it all sounds decent and consistent. I welcome your feedback please!
Blog History [Quicktime, 12 MB]
Speaking of blog history, my belated farewell to one of the first black bloggers: Aaron of Uppity-Negro.com. I'm sorry to say I did not know him. But George did.
September 22, 2004 at 04:23 AM in Blogumentary | Permalink