Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Caught up in the Current

Wow, its been a long time since I last posted, but this topic deserves some plugging. Sometime over the last month or so, I stumbled upon a new TV network called Current TV. Apparently this station has significant involvement from Al Gore. It also has significant involvement from Google. There are few commercials, I have rarely seen more thn 2 in a row, and there are no "shows" so to speak. Rather, Current TV is all user created content broken down into what they call "pods". They even have assignments for viewers to create ad content for their advertisers. They pay $1000 if your ad is accepted and shown on Current TV, and you could earn up to $50,000 if your ad is liked enough by the advertiser to be shown in other markets. It's really tough to describe exactly what this network does. Its a hodgepodge of news, sports, culture, hobbies, and current issues facing the world today. Its almost as if you are allowing someone else to surf the internet for you. Ive learned about an electric car that does 0-60 in 4secs and looks like a ferrari, Ive learned about conflict in Israel/Palestine, Ive found a few new bands that I like that were featured in a "pod". Ive learned about different festivals that take place all over the country. I cant really say much more about it besides telling you to check it out. Its on Comcast and in Miami-Dade (or at least the Grove) its channel 107. I think these guys are really onto something...