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Wired News, Vlogs and QuickTime Bias

A few days ago, David Cohn of Wired News wrote to me asking for a sample video from FreshWave.TV. He said that Wired is doing a "best of the best" round-up of video blogs.

One catch: They wanted only vlogs formatted in QuickTime (.mov). Since FreshWave.TV only has Flash and Windows (.wmv) format, I asked if there's any way I can submit something anyway. He asked me to send links and said that they'll see what they can do from there. I complied.

But, it looks like they decided to drop FreshWave.TV from this list anyway: The Vlog World's Greatest Hits.

I guess I should still be flattered that they think FreshWave.TV should've been part of that list. But, I can't say that I'm not disappointed for not getting in there just because I'm not a QT user, like many video bloggers seem to be... 🙁 Ah, well...

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children’s book.

A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology” list.

Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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