Tuesday, August 14, 2012

BETTER THAN CABLE NEWS & POSSIBLY THE FUTURE!


Turn on cable news, and you’ll probably see one or two things within 30 seconds.

-       A really hot newswoman who’s easy on the eyes, and probably full in the sweater.
-       A rich old white guy commenting on a topic.

Go ahead and check. 
I’ll be waiting here in the meanwhile…


What you just saw is the everyday routine of cable news.  Frankly, I’m extremely sick of the overall format.

There’s always some type of agenda being played out.  To top it out, the same ol’ guests are shown because god for bid there’s originality.

Oh, I didn’t mention how I think that cable news is, well, a cancer on society at times.  That’s something else for another day though.

I want to talk about a new type of show…a new type of format…something that’s a breath of fresh air.

HuffingtonPost.com is doing an online streaming newscast.  This isn’t a new concept.  Hell, I’ve been on at least two online newscast in the past.  Huffington Post however seems to have a much better formula in place.

F#@K IT!  WE'LL DO IT LIVE!

Huffington Post Live uses their social media platforms in order to pull people into their show via live webcams.  So essentially, they have a round table discussion with everybody watching!  Everybody can have a voice.  Not just those “suitable” for television.

I watched about 45 minutes of the debut yesterday.  Was it perfect….oh hell no…is Huffington onto something…oh hell yes!

This is truly taking social media to a whole new level. 

Also, for those who may not realize it; Huffington Post is strictly an online news site.  A successful one at that.

All simple ideas have to start somewhere.  Ask Google.
So they may be the best …hell the only media out there who can succeed with a formula such as this.

It’ll be interesting to see how this webcast progresses.  I definitely feel like something big is in the works.  Google started in a garage before they became the giant they are today.

We all have to start somewhere.  I’m sure as hell interested in where this will go one day.

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