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An Honest Critique of Web-Celeb Jeff Jarvis
The following is a brief critique of Jeff Jarvis by famed videographer, Loren Feldman, president of 1938 Media. Loren makes a fundamental observation; one that's being totally overlooked today, i.e. "We're asking the wrong guys the wrong questions about the future."
WARNING: This clip is a little blue but it’s just too damn good to miss.
So Loren... what do you think though?
Love it. All of our present web celebs should be similarly reviewed.
EDITOR’S NOTE: 1938 Media is an Internet video and consulting company based in New York City. The company specializes in marketing, design and web video production. It also owns and operates a network of video sites.
Also note, Ethan is 4.
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What a crappy rant. Does an old bald guy who swears about how old and out of touch another old guy is and recommends listening to "the kids, man" equal a smart young guy?
Does this overlong, overloud, under-supported rant count as the kind of great video content I'm supposed to be creating so that people can pay for it and advertisers can advertise on it?
I don't think so, Loren.
For the record, Loren is an honored guest here. We asked him for the use of this video. We love it!
Now I don't know about its value from an advertising perspective. That apparently was not his intent here. But I will tell you that it absolutely accomplishes what it set out to do. Fact is, he hit it out of the park. Truth against power... unbridled raw emotion that could not be more honest... in less than 3 minutes he decimates hypocrisy. That's pretty much the Web at its best.
You've finally found your perfect match. You should get married.
Jeff... GET OVER IT... for the last time, I AM NOT GOING OUT WITH YOU!
I was hoping to do this at a more appropriate time. But all things considered, it's probably best to just say it now. I am having your baby.
As the long as the baby has your looks and my..and your brains we'll be just fine.
Okay, I agree that asking the "older generation" about the future is the wrong approach. They are generally living their "future".
However, just to be fair, to say 'the future of video is to get advertisers to sponsor good content' isn't particularly revolutionary, either. If I remember correctly, Newspapers have been doing that for several hundred years, radio for about a hundred and fifty, and TV for 60.
Based on what "the kids" are doing today, the future of video is "MORE". More content produced by more people viewed in more places.
...or, beyond the buzzwords and the perpetual out-hyping ourselves, we could just acknowledge that we have no clue what the future of the media looks like.
I can live with that.
But then I'm not trying to sell a book...
This is brilliant. I love Loren. Stick your face in the camera, baby, and tell it. You know he lives in Queens. It's a neighboring borough but we won't hold that against you buddy.
I don't like to call people fucking morons so I will keep my mouth shut on this video and let wiser men speak, "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt."