What Russ says is definitely true, taking a videocast and putting it up on The Big Screen in the living room is certainly much different than watching it on your desktop or on a device. I knew that though, and I’ve been a pretty big video fan for a long time. So I just want to give a hat tip to the folks who I’ve been watching who made it obvious that peer produced video content was going to make a huge difference:

  • Eric Rice - has been blowing this horn for as long as I’ve known him.

  • Michael O’Rourke - comes from a video background to begin with, and has been looking for the growth in peer produced content.

  • Eli Chapman - from Unmediated.org. I ran into Eli a few times when he was out in SF, in particular at our Mobile Monday on media and he told me about a bunch of interesting projects going on with videocasting.

  • Amanda Congdon - Rocketboom was the first recurring themed show that I heard lots of people talking about. It really caught my attention when I was at lunch with a dozen folks, and when someone brought up Rocketboom there were four other people who said “I watch that too”.