It took hours, but I’ve compiled the definitive Twitter list of those hungry for web-tv and online video. In once click, you can follow reporters, CEOs, new-media gurus, events, groups, authors, techies, potentially some annoying vendors, select creators, speakers, experts… and, well, even me.
It is, dear reader and confident, “The Coalition of the Willing” of online video.
They Cambridge “Who’s Who” of the video revolution is talking about and shaping things like time-shifted DVRs, hidebound MSOs, PayTV’s adapting, Sandy Bridge, Honeycombs (yeah), clouds, BestBuy, video portals, more clouds, video search (SEO), Slings, Netflix, Roku, iTV, Jinni, Clicker, Boxee, YouTube, video trends, user adoption, mobile video, web-TV, Videoscope, Xoom, CES, TV Everywhere, viral video, 2011 predictions, and other exciting dynamics of the unique time we’re in.
There are 350 million web-enabled TV devices projected to be sold by 2015 (source). That’s a whole lot of puddin’.
You may chose to follow the online-video coalition of the willing. Or you may wish to ignore this list, swing your head away from the accident, and wait to be surprised. But it’s going to happen whether you’re watching or not. It is happening. Toss your Blueray DVDs in a garage-sale bin, and buckle up for a ride.
Some of these hand-picked, platinum-covered cyber-humans are twitter-thorities sitting in their basements and offices 24-7, thinking about and building a future where video… Where video, damnit, dances majestically from laptop to smart phone to HDTVs. Where it’s not free, but it roams freely. Where crap and great live together in perfect harmony.
And some of these moving-picture “future builders” remain so dedicated to the cause they’re immune to nearly anything that spews from the archaic “television machines” you caveman use. Like AskANinja co-founder Kent Nichols, who just tweeted: “First time I’ve listened to the news live in a while. Amazing what a bubble that the web and DVR is.”
Oh it’s a bubble, alright, Mr. Nichols. And when it bursts, your brain’s going to explode right out of your f’ing skull.