Picture: Brad (left) and Johnny (right) hang with me at a recent advisory session)
I’m touched by this post from Brad, one of the co-founders of Ustream, who I help with their web strategies. Yesterday, he was out in Chicago covering the presidential debates at Yearly Kos.
At one point, one of the cameramen was jockeying for position, and commented, “The real media should have the best spots.” To which I replied, “You’re spending the whole day here, and how much of this convention are you going to broadcast? A 5-second sound bite? We’re broadcasting the whole thing. Let the people decide what they want to watch. We are the people’s media.”
I guess big media doesn’t understand that audiences may want longer tail content, more in depth, and to experience it with their friends.
Social media is about everyone’s voice being heard, the many perspectives. People will find others that are similar to them and start conversations, those are communities, and they will narrow and get more segmented.
Oh and Brad, next time that happens, turn the camera on him, and let him say it to the chat room.