Friday, December 23, 2005

Another reason to VLOG

Create. Share. Get noticed. That's what Ourmedia is about.
Ourmedia is a global community and learning center where you can gain visibility for your works of personal media. We'll host your media forever — for free.

Video blogs, photo albums, home movies, podcasting, digital art, documentary journalism, home-brew political ads, music videos, audio interviews, digital storytelling, children's tales, Flash animations, student films, mash-ups — all kinds of digital works have begun to flourish as the Internet rises up alongside big media as a place where we’ll gather to inform, entertain and astound each other.

Ourmedia is several things in one. We are:

An open-source project built and staffed by volunteers

A destination Web site that freely hosts grassroots video, audio, music, photos, text and public domain works

A community space to share and discuss personal media

A learning toolkit to help our members create rich and compelling works

An archive so that these works can be preserved for the ages

A clearinghouse that allows anyone to search for licensed video, audio or music,
download it and remix it, with proper attribution. Legally.

Soon we hope to become:

A 501(c)(3) non-profit

A resource and global registry to bring freely shareable media to the desktop so users can create image albums, slide shows, jukeboxes and media libraries with a few mouse clicks.

The Ourmedia project was started by members of the creative and technology communities in the summer of 2004. Our major partners in this effort are the prestigious Internet Archive, Bryght, Creative Commons and Broadband Mechanics. All share with us a vision that compelling grassroots works — now scattered across the Web or hidden away on laptops and closed networks — deserve a wider audience.

Ourmedia is open to amateurs, hobbyists and professionals alike. The only requirement is that you must be willing to show off your work to a global audience.

Come join us.

Take part in our community and showcase your works.
Join our team of open-source developers to take us to beta and beyond. Here is what’s ahead.

Volunteer to help build out the site with Creative Commons works or material in the public domain.

For more details, see our FAQ section.

Please use the contact form to get in touch, or talk with us in the Forums. In the end, Ourmedia is yours.

The Ourmedia Project team
and Advisory Board

Indeed the internet technology that I always wanted and believed. It should be free! for the common good.

Hurray Vloging!

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