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Gillmor Gang: Attend Then Now

Gillmor Gang: Attend Then Now

Mute realizing what this text is, I’m torn between aggregation and writing. The inputs vary from blog posts, Twitter threads, and the occasional video. Podcasting seems oddly muzzled by the acceleration of streaming. Weblog posts are a misnomer; legitimate blogs represent nearly all of files and media citations, now now not in most cases the single voices of RSS yore.

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Linear media is bifurcated between rapid takes luxuriate in The Direct and client tweets of streaming cable files. Podcasting meets longer develop streaming with are residing casting on Facebook Live, Twitter (formerly Periscope), YouTube, and nascent LinkedIn are residing. As I learned in some unspecified time in the future of a Restreamed recording session of the Gang, the Facebook Live version involves realtime captioning.

On this version of the state, recorded four days before the Inauguration of the Biden presidency, a familiar mood radiates from the Zoomcast. Apprehension, tinged with doubt that we are going to spoil out the grip of the pandemic any time soon, or the blight of Trump-o-nomics in any appreciate. Now, as I post this, there’s an inexpensive likelihood of a renewal of rationality and appreciate. Then, it used to be a soar ball at handiest.

When we legend the state, I depart both CNN or MSNBC on the show screen within the aid of me. On condition that we configure Zoom in Gallery Mode for basically the most section, that united statesthe likelihood that one of us will detect if some breaking files (haha) seems. It’s mostly for the sense of being plugged in with out being overwhelmed by the repetitive diagnosis that oh, toddle we are in deep bother. Managed alarm beats undeniable worn alarm as a rule. Nonetheless, I restful come by complaints from viewers to flip it off.

I luxuriate in the prolong of the realtime version to accommodate post manufacturing sweetening with song and lower third titles. The interval provides me of endeavor to strategy up with a theme for this post to accompany the combined state, and it permits for one of the most buzzy components to recede in favor of extra sticky foreshadowing of the following state. Round this time, we in most cases strategy up with a title for the state. It is possible you’ll well well presumably also now now not salvage this all that bright, but it completely helps me suffer my pathetic contributions to the state.

On this session, Frank Radice is heard quoting traces from Firesign Theatre records. In the early days, we worn to take a seat round school dorms and what we belief handed for hippie atomize pads, reciting these Firesign take phrases. In a runt earlier times, we did this with Bill Cosby records, in later years Monty Python routines. Michael Markman had posted to the Gang Telegram feed a Wisconsin Public Radio dialog with the 2 surviving TFTers Phil Proctor and David Ossman.

Attend then, the comedy neighborhood had launched I Focal point on We’re All Bozos on This Bus, that contains a futuristic dawdle on a Firesign update of the Disneyland animatronic Presidents attraction. Now, Michael questioned whether Disney would add Trump to the dawdle when it reopens. It’s an even are looking forward to. What, whether Disneyland will reopen?

So, newsletters. It seems imaginable the develop is subsuming many of the objects of working a blog, podcasting, streaming, and social networking into a brand sleek originate. The build blogs once represented a designate to parity with the mainstream of journalism, now journalists are buying parity with particular particular person voices. Cable files now now not handiest feels luxuriate in podcasting with its oversupply of speaking head roundtables, but every anchor has a separate podcast to boot. Stunning because the legend commerce ate the movies commerce with Saturday Night Fever, so too are the cable networks eating the broadcast networks as they’re in flip eaten by the streamers.

And correct because the used president used to be deplatformed by the social networks, are residing streamers are replatformed in this newslettered channel-in-your-pocket. Commentary, notification-based two-intention feedback, realtime analytics, first social gathering knowledge relationships with creators and subscribers. Extra creation, less curation.

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The Gillmor Gang — Frank Radice, Michael Markman, Keith Teare, Denis Pombriant, Brent Leary and Steve Gillmor. Recorded are residing Friday, January 16, 2021.

Produced and directed by Tina Trek Gillmor @tinagillmor

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