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    Really cogent article on the future of newspapers in the internet era, from the LRB:

    http://www.lrb.co.uk/v32/n24/john-lanchester/let-us-pay

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    I am sure that ‘going viral’ was not the aim of the Dispatch multimedia editor who made the video and posted it on the Dispatch site. He said he had sat on the video for 5 weeks and then posted it on a ‘slow news day’. I think it would be a good idea for some media to watermark their videos though.

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    I just thought about what a media jackpot this story hits.

    The photographer from the Dispatch, a newspaper, normally takes photos but instead made a video about a homeless guy named Ted Williams (a name associated with a sport that is on TV). Ted is a guy who is down on his luck, a common theme in movies. He is also a former radio talent. The video is posted to the website of the newspaper, but gets copied (Internet infringement) to YouTube. It goes viral and the story is big on every medium possible (I think there were people using Morse code to spread this story).

    Communication majors will be using this story for their Thesis papers for the next five years.

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    GW I agree communications majors will be using this in their Thesis papers in five years.

    Additionally business majors will point to this in their papers.

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    I need to give Michael a call to hear more about this whole ordeal…

    http://twitter.com/fricto/status/22704555884023808

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    cc wrote >>
    I am sure that ‘going viral’ was not the aim of the Dispatch multimedia editor who made the video and posted it on the Dispatch site. He said he had sat on the video for 5 weeks and then posted it on a ‘slow news day’. I think it would be a good idea for some media to watermark their videos though.

    I agree, I think putting their videos on YouTube with a watermark is the best option.

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    How the ‘golden voice’ video went viral
    Saturday, January 8, 2011
    BY ROBERT VITALE
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    How did “Golden Homeless Voice” go viral?

    It took an unauthorized repost on YouTube, tweets, Facebook recommendations and a blurb on the megasite Gawker to get Williams’ story before CNN and the networks.

    More than 12 million people watched Williams, a homeless former radio announcer, demonstrate his “God-given gift of voice” on YouTube before the site acknowledged a copyright violation and removed the video.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2011/01/08/how-the-golden-voice-video-went-viral.html?sid=101

    Commentary: http://www.topix.net/forum/source/columbus-dispatch/T82R1QAP7S2EFAJ26

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    Didn’t the Dispatch have the same kind of issue when Doral Chenowith’s “Health Care Rally Video” went viral? If they have a YouTube channel or an official version of that video up on YouTube, I couldn’t find it.

    The Dispatch just really seems to struggle with new media; whether it’s their comments section, their attempt at a pay firewall, their engagement with their online audience, or how they manage their digital property. Somehow all these opportunities have become liabilities, and I’m not sure why.

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    Some good reading material:

    Dispatch Pulls “Golden Voice” YouTube Video:

    http://prtini.com/dispatch-goldenvoice-ted-williams/

    Memo to Newspapers: Stop Thinking Like a Portal:

    http://gigaom.com/2011/01/07/newspaper-video-ted-williams/

    So, we just left this lengthy comment for the editor of the Columbus Dispatch regarding the Ted Williams/YouTube thing. Hope it gets approved:

    http://shortformblog.tumblr.com/post/2646898392/so-we-just-left-this-lengthy-comment-for-the-editor-of

    Newspaper removes ‘homeless voice’ YouTube clip:

    http://www.lostremote.com/2011/01/06/newspaper-removes-homeless-voice-youtube-clip/

    Columbus Dispatch Inexplicably Takes Video of Homeless Man with Radio Voice Down from YouTube:

    http://www.geekosystem.com/homeless-man-radio-voice-taken-down/

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    I am never quite sure how to approach a renetto post, but this one seems pretty myopic.

    In between the cussing and ranting we get,
    quote: “We don’t need old media for shit”.

    Odd, as the original eye opening Ted William’s video was created by a paid Columbus Dispatch multimedia editor with eyes out for interesting stories.

    One of my issues with youtube has always been that you have to wade through a steaming pile of poop to find the few things worth watching.

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    cc wrote >>
    One of my issues with youtube has always been that you have to wade through a steaming pile of poop to find the few things worth watching.

    Not necessarily… the easy ability to share via Youtube is what makes it a perfect platform for viral content like this. Odds are, most people saw that video passed around on a twitter, embedded on Facebook, or posted on a blog or news site before they randomly stumbled upon it on YouTube.

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    Walker wrote >>

    cc wrote >>
    One of my issues with youtube has always been that you have to wade through a steaming pile of poop to find the few things worth watching.

    Not necessarily… the easy ability to share via Youtube is what makes it a perfect platform for viral content like this. Odds are, most people saw that video passed around on a twitter, embedded on Facebook, or posted on a blog or news site before they randomly stumbled upon it on YouTube.

    Exactly.

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    Renetto is out of control.

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    too much diet coke and mentos…

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