I’ve felt it since I arrived about 2 and a half years ago, and now, the mainstream media is coming around to acknowledge the veracity of Los Angeles’ burgeoning tech scene. Check out what the local CBS affiliate had to say from this week’s successful Twiistup 3, organized by Mike Macadaan and friends.
This video is not the greatest — from my backup camera still digital — but figured I should share so you can get an idea of the energy of Cornelius’ energy and the incredible synced animation on the huge screens in the background. More on the show + details of my brief interview with the band later at LAist.
The project is beginning somewhat modestly, but we hope to learn a lot from it. Out of some 14 million prints, photographs and other visual materials at the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 photos from two of our most popular collections are being made available on our new Flickr page, to include only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist.
Lee Rainie’s latest Online Activities & Pursuits survey (d/l .pdf) spotlights increased use of video-sharing sites. Interesting to see this data as it coincides with renewed interest in online video endeavorsthanks to the writers strike. Another Pew Survey released six months ago had the percentage of adults (with Internet) who watch video online at 57%. In the end, it’s not about percentages but quality minutes spent viewing online video programming both original and otherwise.
I missed the report on Teen Content Creators (d/l .pdf), released before the holidays, until I caught mention of it on David Weinberger’s blog Friday morning. But a preliminary look at the report shows positive trends in the ways in which teens are engaging in social networks and online activities. Nearly twice as many girls blog than boys, however, that ratio is reversed when it comes to posting online video. 89% of teens who post photos online (47%) say their photos occasionally get commented on.