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It's about people, not technology

27.01.2005 - 02:31 / filled under default

Thanks to Mark from brainwagon for bringing this up:

Some people have claimed that audioblogs are a waste of time because of their many "disadvantages" compared to the written word. Yes, the written word is more compact, can be composed with simpler equipment, and generally allows for more thoughtful, precise description of events and feelings.

On the other hand, recordings of speech can convey immediacy, informality, intensity and emotion in a very real way.
He refers to two different entries on Wil Wheaton's blog: One well written blogentry about wanting a role and Wil's audio blog impression after auditioning. Both very passionate and well presented - but still absolutly different.

Do blogs and audio show different sides of a person? Yes. Which one is better? Wrong question. Everything belongs to this person, it is just like different views through a kaleidoscope. Perhaps this is why I like best people who blog and do audio - it gives me a much better understanding of someone. Of course I don't get the whole person by that - just as you only get a part from me through my blog and my posts. But this is much more as you would ever get to know from me if we just met. In fact, I believe that there are people out there who have a better idea of who I am than people I am spending 'real life time' with.

I am doing an interview via E-Mail at the moment and one question was something like "what do you miss with the web" and the question was followed by some technologies listed (wikis, rss etc). It is not about the technology, it is people who want to connect with each other, using whatever technology is available to get things they want done.

And I feel great in participating. But I would like more people to use their brains and practise some common sense.

[As an actor I would suspect Wil to prove my theory of 'curious people following trackbacks to his blog': where's the feed for your audio blog?! It's just an atomfeed with a dash of feedburner. But then again, it seems as if the tb needs typekey - damm spammers. ]

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