amateur media

source: Scripting News
... Too often critics of amateur media think we all buy into all that everyone with a blog says. Of course that's a fallacy since many of the blog critics use blogs to be criticial of blogs. Hey even I've noted that the blogosphere can be a more rabid pack of hunting hyenas than the pros are -- it happens -- all too frequently. People are people. The new media has potential to make things better, a potential that hasn't been realized yet.

I like this term "amateur media". It gives us a better handel with which to comapre things than terms like "citizen journalism", "blogging" etc; it is a more honest term with less baggage attached.  It can help us cut through some of the BS.  Obviously amature media is going to be subject to most of the same pressures as its profesional cousin, obviously people are people, and human behavior governs what people will be doing.  The only thing different, is now different people are doing it .... people, perhaps, with different motives ... the consequences of their expressions are different. 

I've always said that you cannot really read until you write ... you cannot grock a media until you try to experss yourself in that media ... you don't know radio, until you podcast, you don't know TV, until you vlog.  Cartooning is the same.  Every time technology advances to the point where it is easier to do something, where it takes less skill, less dues to pay,  well then each of us can try it out, can search for our voice in that media.  We can become more keenly aware of what is going down in that space.

My next career is going to be in amateur media ... i know ... don't quit my day job.

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