The video blogging world is something of an alternative universe.  It sure seemed that way last Saturday night at the Vloggies where I met the very influential Laughing Squid, the TreeHugger and some crazed Ninja dude from LA who threatened to "kill Beet.TV" — it was a joke, of course!

But there is an alternative television universe that is growing and it’s quite separate from the maintream media.  Mike Hudack and Blip.TV have been very important in helping video bloggers create effective content distribution networks for vloggers.  Blip.TV won the vloggies awards as best video hosting service.

The company provides a bunch of services including creating Flash files, QuickTime files  and is starting to send files to Akimbo — the new service that links Internet video to the television set.  Check out this product and stay tuned to the convergence of Web video to TV — it’s going to happen, Mike says.

Congrats to Mike and his co-founder Dina Kaplan for winning a Vloggie and all your important work in empowering this new universe.

Here they are accepting their award at the Vloggies last week in San Francisco.


Photo by the Laughing Squid

Andy Plesser

Web 2.0 Was Fun — But Now it’s Web 3.0, NYT

John Markoff has a fascinating piece about the emergence of "Web 3.0" in Sunday’s New York Times.

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