Exploding TV (continued)

The front page top story in the New York Times’ Arts and Leisure section this sunday is called Steal This Show.  John Markoff and Lorne Manley do a good job of explaining the emerging "exploding TV" technologies, including bit torrent, mythTV, and videora.

They cover the TV industry’s emerging response which is, typically, to resist the technology instead of embracing it.

But they missed an important part of the exploding TV theme and that is the emergence of content that is being shared and downloaded that comes from the viewers themselves, the "citizens media" as Jarvis has coined it.

Vlogging and video sharing sites are cropping up like crazy and my guess is that the viewers time will be split between new community built content and the holywood produced stuff like the Simpsons and The OC.