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Making the Jump From Web To TV 67

Posted by kdawson
from the cewebrities dept.
PreacherTom writes, "No stranger to the tech-savvy, video bloggers are the next phenomenon to go from online to the mainstream. For example, Internet celebrity Amanda Congdon just finished broadcasting her cross-country relocation from New York to L.A. on the Web. The former host of Rocketboom, one of the most popular of the video blogs, with roughly 211,000 daily viewers, has a new gig as a contributor for ABC. She's not alone. In fact, major movie and TV studios are increasingly looking to the Web for new talent for both on- and offline projects."
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Making the Jump From Web To TV

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  • Re:Who? (Score:3, Informative)

    by DustCollector (903185) on Tuesday November 14, 2006 @10:29PM (#16847638) Homepage
    (Keeping hand down) Amanda Congdon preceded youTube. She can be considered the co-founder and Mother of the vlog... the other founder and Father being her estranged business partner Andrew Baron. I learned about RocketBoom from Scoble's blog (I expect more slashdotters are familiar with him) back in late 2004.

    Rocketboom was a way cool and quirky 3 minute daily show. As I understand it, Amanda didn't get paid much doing the show, and was a struggling actress. ...very different from the heiress Paris Hilton.

    I shouldn't say "was" as Rocketboom still airs, but with new hostess Joanne Colan.

    Anyway, to all the slash dot cynics, Amanda has worked hard and has earned her success.

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