A Basic Lesson in New Media for the Uninitiated

Jeff the content director and I were joking at the beginning of the New Media Expo that the saying “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” would not apply during the New Media Expo.

We joked that with all of the video cameras around and live streaming that our wives would very easily to get Intelligence on exactly what we were up to just by watching live qik.com videos and watching the Twitter stream.

I explained to my 10 and 12 year old tonight at the dinner table is that one thing that they have to remember in this new world where everyone has a video camera built into a cell phone that they have to mind their P’s and Q’s, because one never knows who is watching while at the same time recording and or streaming live what is going down.

New Media / Podcasting is here to stay and will never be put back in a box. I have a Flip Camera in the glove box of both my cars and I carry one in my computer bag, my wife has one in her purse each within quick grabbing distance. Thus if something goes down we are going to  be able to capture it.

While I have several multi-thousand dollar high definition video cameras that shoot great video the camera I carry in my pocket will capture something really big someday, and it cost less than a $100.00 bill.

So next time your out and decide to get an attitude with someone do not be surprised if it is being streamed live on the Internet. My Podcast reaches 40,000 – 50,000 plus highly devoted fans twice weekly and you can bet they get first hand accounts of peoples antics. They then spread the word to their friends and the next thing you know people are getting fired.

So before you do something stupid that will get you highlighted on a national television network, or even on a small show like mine think twice and watch your P’s and Q’s

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.