Thursday, August 30, 2007 Update:
Here's an online TV guide listing free TV shows and where to watch them on the web.
Saturday, July 21, 2007 Update:
VideoHybrid had an ad displayed on their site the other day that blew my mind. It was of a bare-bottomed woman with a caption that asked if they wanted to see more.
This is what I'm linking to? What if 13-year-olds find this blog post and see that ad, which thankfully I haven't seen again.
Still, the Lord won't leave me alone about linking to them anyway, cause even though they have some nice movies (and I still need to comply with the rules fully to all my links), they also have some crazy movies that I tend to skip right over 'cause I don't want to see them.
But what about the kids online who don't skip over them?
Yes, parental guidance should be there, but I don't want to lead anybody to crap, only Christ the King. So I'm going thru removing all my links to them.
This was solidified last night for me, putting in the final touches of my microbraids, crying and facing the woman in the mirror as I watched The Ramp on JCTV. (Careful, music plays when you click!)
This world has nothing for me
I will follow You...
I will follow You...
That's what it's all about, those kids with their hands lifted to the sky and crying and jumping around to that Rescue Me song I LOVE by Newsong.
So if you're looking for full-episodes of TV shows and movie clips available to watch online, try WatchFreeEpisodes.com and see this other post detailing where to find your favorite TV shows online.
Bless me Father, for I have sinned.
It's been two days since I posted a video of Rev Run on Oprah, and I'm feeling like I need to confess. But I don't feel guilty enough to take it down...
And it's no wonder, after reading TechCrunch's timely post today about VideoHybrid, a new site where you can watch movies and TV shows online for free<. This is my dilemma -- along with millions of other tech-savvy folks: We need a way to legally share TV shows and movies online without cries of copyright infringement bringing us cutting edge peeps down, the way parents no doubt balked at their kids falling in love with the hip-swiveling Elvis when he first emerged. Right now we live in that awkward space where the movie and TV people haven't caught up with the technology -- and sites like VideoHybrid are taking full, venture-capitalist advantage of the high demand from people who want to watch shows they've missed at home or in the theaters. They're the same type who've fervently typed "Rev Run on Oprah video" into search engines to receive the exact footage they want to view immediately.
If I could only shout out to Oprah herself and all the TV production companies out there:
"You're missing enormous advertising revenue by not offering free and legal online versions of your movies and TV shows!"
Places that sell individual shows on Amazon Unbox Video Downloads for $1.99 a pop is a good start; at least it's better than nothing.
But the future -- which VideoHybrid so blessedly displays -- is for the movie and TV producers to realize that we the people want this stuff for free!
Just make your money by running ads next to the videos, and you'll be fine.
That's how a little venture called network television works...
When are the old fogies going to realize this and stop fighting sites like YouTube and join the revolution?
There's my rant for today.