MY USER demographic includes my self-registered age of my dear deceased dad. So I'm pushing the average age of YouTube users closer to the 30 year old mark. Here's a summary of YouTube usage from Mashable Labs:
JASON CALACANIS offers searing advice to would-be A-List bloggers. He was fielding a question about the condition of the blogosphere--a point some Irish blogger gazers should consider when lamenting the decline of active Irish bloggers. “It’s (the blogosphere) not broken. You suck. How well you do in the blogosphere is up to YOU. No one else.” If you don’t have good traffic to your blog, don’t complain. Do something about it-- success in blogging really is all up to YOU. Don’t make excuses why your blog doesn’t get traffic. BTW, Google found 1.8m references to the phrase "you suck" when I posted this item. You can get the t-shirt in the top 10 results.
ONE REASON I took up blogging was to religiously document elements of my previous life in the service of the US government. Some of those incidents make good copy. Most of the time, I've been careful to mask some of my involvement in counterinsurgency (COIN) operations because the tactics I used, the fight profiles I trained pilots to fly, and the operating locations related to several taskings are still hot more than a decade when I was there. Without a doubt, details of my movements could be stamped "For Official Use Only" and that phrase would attract special scrutiny.
DEBATE ABOUT Irish road safety rages on but I don't think a single-issue candidate will emerge which means the average politician won't lose re-election on the back of doing nothing about the roads. In fact, the top politician in Ireland can speed to and from engagements, be clocked above the limit, and emerging smiling from his Mercedes because his poll ratings increase. Nonetheless, I believe the tech community and the gearheads agree there are two standards worth mandating before new cars are certified as road-worthy in Ireland.
ROBERT SCOBLE'S edgy videos have evolved into smoother productions in high definition. His idea, to make video recordings of young startups for the ScobleShow is something Enterprise Ireland should consider. For example, Scoble shares 34 minutes of Bluedot, a site-sharing service. Scoble's technique is a friendly way of getting behind the curtain to watch creativity at work.