Future of Video
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For the past year we've been piloting Kaltura , a web-based video authoring platform, with a handful of classes at Penn State. Up to now, students and faculty would access this service via the Media Commons website . Once they were ready to share their work, they would either point a link to the MC site or grab some embed code and post it to their blogs. The latter is especially important if they needed to reflect on their work, cite sources, or enable comments to encourage collaboration.
According to a poll we conducted last week, Mashable readers are using a wide variety of ways to get access to top-shelf television programming, including Hulu, Netflix and even (gasp!) regular old television sets with cable, satellite and/or network channels. But our readers' favorite non-traditional way to get TV shows (by a nose) was illegal torrent downloading. While we won't call the FBI on you just yet, you naughty people, we will get into more detail about the results of this poll and their implications in the broader world of television, entertainment and online content distribution. Ours was a multiple-selection poll, which means that readers could select any number of options while voting.
At Monday's IAB Mixx conference in New York, Gawker Media Founder Nick Denton took the stage with AllThingsD 's Peter Kafka to discuss the future of the blogging network — and that future is all about images and video. "People don't really want to read text," Denton said. "They want videos, they want images, bigger, more lavish."
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