I wanted to try out TheNewsRoom after reading this announcement from parent company Voxant and Dow Jones. So, what better way to try it out then by posting a video on my blog about something recent that’s happened. For this trial I chose an AP video about Google Gears. It’s informative, if you don’t understand the significance of the new product, and what’s good for me is that by posting this video I can earn revenue (I just need 1,000 impressions to get $4! – (here’s the rate card)). Beside the opportunity to earn revenue (which should really be much higher, considering NYTimes is expecting to get $60/CPM for it’s content), I think the overall quality of the content is a huge plus. Folks with quality content have the ultimate edge in this world of ubiquitous content. “Quality,” as Robert Pirsig would say, evades ubiquity, and this gives
Of course I’m going to tell you “what’s wrong”:
I really think there’s an important business model somewhere in what these folks are doing, and I hope they figure it out before I try and jump in the fray and start my own company around this model (I’ve been thinking seriously about this for the past few months). I don’t need another project ;-)
Oh, and here’s the video. Enjoy.