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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

BlogHer Calling

Lisa Stone, co-founder of BlogHer, who I spoke with on a new media panel at Harvard last fall, has been kind enough to invite me to BlogHer. I think it may be just what I need after all the crap that has gone down... a little camaraderie with some other strong women.

I am totally psyched to see Zadi Diaz, Steve Woolf and Steve & Millie Garfield. Also-- and this is why I am super psyched-- for once I'm going to an event and I don't have the pressure of having to present. I can just have fun with "the ladies". Yay!

On a side note, my bud, Andy Carvin emailed me a link to this video today which was made by a group of inner-city students. He has posted some background info about the project here. I wanted to share it with all of you. It's really powerful. I just can't tell you how excited it makes me to see videoblogging enabling all these new voices. By "new" I guess I mean voices that can no longer be lost in the ether...





Speaking of things lost in the ether, the current Rocketboom comment deletion level is at ORANGE.

58 Comments:

  • At 4:20 PM, Blogger Rick said…

    It's been sad seeing such a good thing self-destruct. I don't understand Andrew's logic. You still own 49% of the show, but now you don't do any work for the show and you know, make it entertaining. How is that a good business move?

    I for one love the gossip. I had no idea all of this was going on behind the scenes. It should have been so perfect.

     
  • At 4:34 PM, Blogger Dr Satori said…

    I was shocked to learn that my rather innocuous, yet leaning towards the negative, comments in the past few days on ROCKETBOOM had been deleted. Great, a revisionist version of consumer response to satiisfy an ego trip and to falsify public opinion to potential and existing advertising. What other information is false on ROCKETBOOM?

    But on the brighter side - best wishes on that malebashing thingy.

     
  • At 5:17 PM, Blogger Mayren said…

    Power to da Ladies! This will be a great break for you Amanda.
    Chin up, watch the posture, and poof your a dazzling site for sore eyes and everyone awaits your re-appearance on something else fantastic soon.

     
  • At 5:36 PM, Blogger Sebastian said…

    Great video. it´s nice to see kids doing that stuff. Good luck in BlogHer..

     
  • At 5:44 PM, Blogger WrongwayStoryteller said…

    Holy cow, Amanda... that video from Andy Carvin had me in tears (I am a guy, by the way!). You would like to believe that the adults of this world know what they're doing... but we don't.

    The idea that people can just do whatever they want, in isolation, with no effects on anyone else... well, people are just selfish. Most people can't get outside of their own skin to consider the feelings of other people, let alone the problems outside their own little world. Videos like this remind us that everything we do, every choice we make, has some effect on someone else, somewhere. And yes, it also demonstrates the immense power of video media.

    ...

    As for joining up with some other strong women... good for you. Just remember that not all us guys are evil! ;)

    And try to think of the positive, not the negative aspects. Stay gold, Ponygirl, stay gold. :)

     
  • At 6:10 PM, Blogger Taylor W. Buley said…

    Hmm feministing, huh?

     
  • At 8:11 PM, Blogger DanTheMan said…

    hey 'manda!!!! what is level orange? i was wondering why there was no BAD comments on RB!!!

     
  • At 8:52 PM, Blogger John said…

    ja... go have fun with the ladies. you have no self-esteem.. you need "strong women"??.. why not visit some "gender studies" courses and meet some other "strong ladies"... men are so stupid.. yeah!

     
  • At 9:28 PM, Blogger xorrox said…

    So no house cleaning, no lawncare, no barberisting (is that a word?)...even the tango lessons didn't spark an interest...

    Alright then: corporate style!
    How about a camera, servers, free bandwidth, and a pony?

    oO-_-Oo

     
  • At 9:32 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Don't get me wrong! I love strong men and strong women. I like strong, smart, fun people. :)

     
  • At 9:35 PM, Blogger Lucana Man said…

    it was a good choice on the video.....

    ...really.

    thanks

     
  • At 9:40 PM, Blogger Lucana Man said…

    I'm in the orange at RB......

     
  • At 11:44 PM, Blogger filmex said…

    Exactly what critical comments have evaporated that would designate Level Orange at RB?

    The same critical comments, and there are a bunch of them, that were there this AM are still there.

    They may not want Amanda making a bunch of posts there, in effect leading the villagers with torches up to the castle.

    As one of the villagers, I would hope she wouldn't waste her time. She needs to get back online tout de suite, not playing pong with Drew in the comments section regarding a series of events that are dumbfounding at best to most of us.

    Why would Andrew fire Amanda only to be up a creek without a replacement and, in effect, be offline for two weeks?

    Why would our Amanda quit a job to go to L.A., only to not go to L.A. because she couldn't do it without the proper advance foundation.

    NONE OF IT MAKES ANY SENSE!!
    ARRRGGGHHH!

     
  • At 12:59 AM, Blogger Jensen said…

    I'm in the orange in the RB comment section too. I'm glad it's being mentioned.

    My deleted comment simply pointed out how Andrew Baron's version of events just doesn't make sense. Baron's deceit is detestable.

    I see you, Amanda, as bigger than Rocketboom. Just like Katie Curic and Barbara Walters, etc. are bigger than their networks/shows.

     
  • At 5:35 AM, Blogger big daddy said…

    OH Boy!

    You are not a victim. You are a kid who got together with another kid........and created a hit......but neither of you have any business sense......and you blew it. Now you can learn about business and make friends with it or starve.

     
  • At 7:17 AM, Blogger Jameson said…

    Comment moderation is only kosher in rare situations (i.e. profanity, grotesque slander... etc), but even if someone is spread lies... comments are a DISCUSSION. Don't delete RESPOND. You'd think Andrew would have learned the ills of not engaging on the conversation when he withheld telling his side of the story for so long.

    But I completely agree with FILMEX. "NONE OF THIS MAKES SENSE!"
    I may not completely understand the circumstances that brought Amanda away from the negotiation table and to proclaiming that she was fired. It is even more rediculous that none of the media coverage that grew out of this story failed to explain the story any better than what Amanda's blog and her last video said.

    Corporate Media Is Lazy

     
  • At 7:52 AM, Blogger Marius said…

    As with any break-up, there will be the necessary choosing of sides by the 'friends'. I choose to believe Amanda's tale, both because it is the most logical and consistent, but also because she has put her reputational neck on the line for us 5 days a week for two years and gained our trust by being real, and honest, and open. I will follow Amanda's exploits where ever she goes not out of some creepy, stalker mentality, but because I have come to respect and trust her her views, and I just can't watch someone else trying to mimic that as if 'Amanda' was just a character created behind the scenes. And I think it also speaks volumes that she is not deleting comments here that don't agree with her.

     
  • At 8:51 AM, Blogger phil said…

    Katie Curic can't hold a candle to Amanda... Nowhere near as orginal and honest.

    As for Andrew... only a matter of time before the true colors came through. Censorship... wow...

    Great video. I work with kids in theatre and it's good to see that there are other outlets were they can be productive and learn how important that is.

    Have fun at Blogher...

     
  • At 9:21 AM, Blogger Amanda said…

    I think comment moderation is fine in several cases. I delete those that are verbally abusive or refer to body parts. But you have to draw a line. And for me, "Rocketboom without Amanda is like the Chicago Bulls without Jordan" does not go in the "to be deleted" category...

    big daddy— the other “kid” I teamed up with is 36 years old.

    If he was open to letting me work on our business, per our original written agreement, and not be “just a face”, this all could have all been avoided.

    I wish I could make things clearer for all of you... I guess I just don't know how, but I'm up for anything, since I have the truth on my side.

    On an up note, I'm working on this video I hope you all will like... back to editing! :)

     
  • At 9:23 AM, Blogger J-Dub said…

    Wow, I think I am the first to see your teaser about editing a video! I must say, I hope you respect those in your audience who would rather not take sides and want to enjoy the new boom AND your next project.

    Whatever happened, it's not as important as my grandmother's terminal illness. Whatever happened, I refuse to be more emotionally involved in it than my friend who has MS and is having her dream of becoming an opera singer slowly taken away by an incurable malady. (Thanks, Bush, for your "morality" and condemning my friend to a death sentence.)

    Sorry for the rant. I guess I'm trying to say, I'm really looking forward to your next video. Everyone needs a little light in their lives. Sometimes, you're that light.

    Oh, no offense, but for the reasons cited above, I wasn't all that enthralled with the linked video.

     
  • At 9:28 AM, Blogger ivtench said…

    Ummm... not sure if you have been apprised of this particular vlogger: Michelle Malkin of
    http://hotair.com/

    She is totally riffing on your style. And with a creepy neo-con spin no less!

     
  • At 9:48 AM, Blogger Andrei said…

    In the world today... governments can justify wars (as long as “war on terror” label is attached)

     
  • At 10:13 AM, Blogger charlie maravilla said…

    what hapened with rb for me was, some type of mix between love, sex, ego, competition and lack of planning and perspective problems, you amanda will never tell what really happened, as almost everyone, we can only guess. All this made a bomb that exploded.
    Thinking as a rb owner i would change time by time hostesses but in a planned way to make rb rb and not amanda or now joan.
    would you interview joan for your blog amanda?

     
  • At 10:20 AM, Blogger phil said…

    would you interview joan for your blog amanda?

    Might be intersting video, they look so much a like. :-)

     
  • At 10:32 AM, Blogger Amanda said…

    charlie,

    I have and will continue to tell what "really happened". I am done speaking with the media about the details of all this splitsville crap, but will always be here to answer any questions for those who keep up with me on my personal blog/vlog, or, in other words, for those who really care.

    It had nothing to do with sex! Gross. And I have a boyfriend, thank you. But all that other stuff sounds accurate. I would add greed and jealousy to the list.

    For right now, interviewing people on UnBoomed is not something that interests me.

     
  • At 10:38 AM, Blogger SomeoneGotPowerHungry said…

    Wow...Pot meet Kettle.

    I can attest to the fact that UnBoomed comment deletion level is nearing Orange itself. How blind are all you people on this site? Has *anyone* noticed that negative comments are rare on this blog too? Hmmm….

    I've posted NUMEROUS times to this blog, several of which are comments simply making a point or stating a fact in an objective way, and guess what I've gotten? BA-LEETED. It was even chronicled on July 7th.

    I doubt this comment will make it either, but where does the hypocrisy end?

     
  • At 11:29 AM, Blogger Amanda said…

    I HAVE to moderate comments because I get a lot of boob related ones. Sometimes it takes me a little while to approve them, if I am away from my computer. Anyone got a trick for approving comments on Blogger via a blackberry? Mine always says "page not found" when I try to approve even after I've signed in.

    I'm interested in hearing all voices that aren't abusive or pornographic :)... about a year ago Kenyatta Cheese convinced me of the "living room" comment section theory. So to every comment I ask, "would I kick this person out of my living room for making this remark?" ... I disagree with a lot of what is said in my living room, but I rarely kick anyone out. I usually just respond in a comment myself, which is what I'm doing now.

     
  • At 12:35 PM, Blogger phil said…

    "Sometimes it takes me a little while to approve them, if I am away from my computer."

    Wait a minute, Amanda... do you mean to tell me that you actually have a life and are not just sitting in your little NYC apartment awaiting our beckon call? How dare you! :-) I mean really...

     
  • At 12:39 PM, Blogger Sebastian said…

    Maybe Amanda joined chinese goverment and she´s deleting comments(xD)
    ...SomeoneGotPowerHungry, we´re not blind, we can see your comment...

     
  • At 1:17 PM, Blogger Bean Salad said…

    yay amanda! How exciting. Can't wait to see you on blog her

    haha rocketboom is going to crash and....boom?

     
  • At 2:16 PM, Blogger J-Dub said…

    Question: Someone posted to RB using your name and requesting that Drew remove your name from the "About" section. Was that really you?

    Really looking forward to your next video.

    Smart Revolution

     
  • At 2:43 PM, Blogger Will said…

    Amanda.

    I'm definately a fan of yours but let's keep it real...the whole amanda/rb phenom is about post-adolescent sexual angst among 30+ yo. boys with broadband. Here is some unsolicited advice from someone who wants to see you thrive.

    1. If you delete the boob comments you are censoring commentary on what amounts to about 75% of your appeal. Protect your base and highlight your ass*ets --so to speak

    2. Andrew has an unfulfilled crush on you. That's all it is to it. Stops commenting on RB lest we think being the recipient of the crush attention is actually what drives you (and all other actresses looking for love. God bless you all!)

    3. Mario is the next to go bonkers once you start sharing your attention with whatever benefactor gives you your next platform...so come up with a good plan for getting out of that relationship without having your fans have to read all about it on the wikipedia--making you look like a drama queen--which i hope you are not...i have some ideas to help you with this.

    4. On the new video(s) you are putting together...please be sure and shake your moneymaker(s) and shake what your Mama gave ya! No need to go "video ho-ney" on us, so of course maintain the distance created by satire that we have come to appreciate. But when in doubt, bring'em out!

    If you do that, you will make a new franchise for yourself so big that rb will be a distant memory and we will all forget that is where we first met you.

    Peace.
    CEO Will

     
  • At 2:44 PM, Blogger BlackOps said…

    Well regardless if you delete my comments or not, I still think Rocketboom is lacking now, just doesnt seem to be the same. The lady that is there now seems nice but shes no Amanda. Most unfortunate that something so cool got so fucked up over whatever the hell you guys are going back and forth about.

     
  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger BlackOps said…

    PS....do you think you could open up your comments to Typepad.com


    BlackOps
    www.goneunderground.com

     
  • At 3:05 PM, Blogger david* said…

    ah shoo, my comment got deleted!

     
  • At 4:08 PM, Blogger Teresa said…

    Will,
    Your gross.
    Spend a little less time looking at porn on the internet please.

     
  • At 5:09 PM, Blogger The Judo said…

    you guys entertain me.

     
  • At 5:25 PM, Blogger Will said…

    Teresa Dear:

    Hope you are well. Linking my post and porn leads me to believe you must have bumped your head causing you to have disorganized thoughts.

    In short, don't hate the player, hate the game. I, for one, want to see Amanda play to win!

    At a time like this Amanda needs a Wartime Consigliere who will keep it real with her.

    Amanda..pls view my previous post as the first entry in a series of meditations from my Wartime Treatise for Unboomers and non-Unboomers alike.

    Your boy,
    CEO Will

     
  • At 6:30 PM, Blogger Jeff said…

    Amanda, feel free to delete any comments you want to; it's your blog.

    As for body part references I think you're 100% justified.

    You are a spirit. It's like Plato's cave. It's your spirit talking to our spirits on the computer screen.

    And there's "projection" too... you are many things to many people, our minds connect dots that are probably just in our minds.

    This goes on and on... "It's elephants all the way down".

    More coffee please :)

    And don't forget the videos :)

    "tifwutu" my eye. (secret word)

     
  • At 6:42 PM, Blogger ChrisM70 said…

    Who do some people think they are?
    Note to complainers:

    This blog belongs to AMANDA.
    Not you.

    If she wants to delete comments, she can (including this one).
    If you don't like it, go away and start your own blog.
    Comments are a privilege, not a right.

    I see the stupid things some people say, and there are times when I am amazed that anyone would want to allow comments at all!
    But then I see some of the great things people have to say and I'm glad that comments allow us to share.

    Blogs are about personal expression and not having other people tell you what to do - it's your personal thing that you can share with others.

    Spend more time enjoying it and less time complaining.

    Amanda, thanks for continuing to post.
    I'm sure you have SO MANY things going on (offers, projects, plans) that it's nice you can blog and keep up with the fans every few days.

    Can't wait for your triumphant return to the pixels of my monitor!

     
  • At 8:35 PM, Blogger Steven said…

    I believe in freedom of the press and such things, but I understand why she doesn't allow dumbass comments. Why would she allow a five word comment with abusive language? How does that help anyone? If people expect to see a comment they make that is abusive or racist or prejudice or whatever then they should think to themselves, would I like this said to or about me? Freedom of speech is an awesome concept and I don't like censorship but where does it end? Do we allowed radical Muslim clerics on CNN. No I doubt it.

     
  • At 10:02 PM, Blogger WrongwayStoryteller said…

    Amanda, I can perfectly understand your not wanting to post commentary on your boobage.

    With that said, could I just say... what a fine boobage it is.

    ;-)

     
  • At 4:13 AM, Blogger Ed said…

    "Do we allowed radical Muslim clerics on CNN. No I doubt it."

    Sure. First of all, the ones who decide what goes on CNN are not "we", they are executives of CNN. What we do is decide whether to watch whatever it is that CNN execs decide to show, or not. Personally, I have chosen "not" since oh... about the end of the first Gulf War, thereabouts.

    And when CNN's ratings go in the toilet, then the advertisers don't pay as much for commercial time, and CNN's revenue drops. It's the free market, yay!

     
  • At 7:02 AM, Blogger phil said…

    Steve, it ends with personal restraint. It's very easy to be a coward and sit in your underwear and post nasty things to people you're never going to meet. It's no different than the people who decide to flame the writers of political (right or left) blogs instead of arguing the issues.

    While watching people flame Amanda for deleting ther posts I kept saying... “Who's blog is this again?” I'm glad to see there are other people who agree with me on that one.

    There is a huge difference between deleting offensive remarks on your personal blog and deleting negative remarks on a site that by its very nature asks you to feedback. That speaks to guilt about what happened.

     
  • At 9:09 AM, Blogger reachnyc said…

    Amanda UnBoomed is a cool website. Thanks.

    www.reachnyc.com

     
  • At 12:04 PM, Blogger LaCloche said…

    I was glad to read that you "moderate" your comments, so I'm writing this to you with the hope that you'll read it and then delete it without posting it for others to read.

    Watching RB for many months I, like so many others, became a fan and, like so many others, a fan of both you and the show. I posted comments on RB from time to time that I would like to think were thoughtful and appropriate. (I believe I was the first to call for RB to address net neutrality, and I took offense at your Mexican margarita stereotype; most often I just left complements on great shows, though I think I was the first to use the phrase "jump the shark" with respect to a particularly lame episode.)

    I'm sorry to see the public airing or the breakup, but I guess the Post has the Brinkly breakup, the Times the Strahan divorce, and the internet has RB.

    I really wanted to hate your replacement, but don't. As a Law and Order fan, I'm used to changes, some good, some not so good. Angie Harmon was better than Carey Lowell, but not as good as Jill Hennessy. There'll never be another Jerry Orbach. Even you will have to admit today's RB is pretty darn good.

    My advice to you Manda, keep RB on your resume as something to be righfully proud of, stop mentioning RB on your blog and announce a policy that you won't be accepting any more comments dealing with RB(damn, change your blog -- as long as you're "Amanda UnBoomed" you're still defining yourself by the past), give Drew back the 49% (I know it won't be easy, but I guarantee that you'll feel so good and free it will be worth more that whatever you think you'll make off of it), and then quickly, urgently, move on. Frankly, the number of comments you're getting seems to be going down daily, and surely you notice all the "Amanda who" bullshit that Drew allows onto the RB comments. As a fledgling news/media/entertainment star, it's important for you to stay in the public eye.

    The day you posted the announcement of your split from RB, I sent your gmail account a "Serious Offer" (a six figure start with big upside), but understood not hearing back when I read in one of the news accounts about RB that a third of the thousands of emails contained job offers. It's not which offer you take, but that you do something soon.

    So get off your ass girl. Time to leave Connecticut and get back to the City. Not just for us, your fans, but for you.

    Thanks for listening.

     
  • At 1:40 PM, Blogger nycdesigner said…

    I agree with censorship of her own blog...this is not a "freedom-of-speech" forum for anyone to comment on anything...especially inappropriate references re "behavior that would get you kicked out of her living room"...or even smashed in the face, for that matter.

    'manda, I have been the one [Jeff], on many occassions during the ol' RB v1 days, to tell these frat-based creeps to lay off the body parts and generally-offensive remarks.

    I mean, h-e-l-l-o? Guys! Duh!

    It is not cool, and even less smart, to try to have a relationship with ANYTHING but Amanda's professional and political mind.

    Boundaries dudes! You can't even cross the line about what clothes she prefers, e.g. boxers or briefs. And if you don't know where it [the line] is, then deleting your comment is the least of your worries!

     
  • At 1:47 PM, Blogger filmex said…

    LaCloche makes some good points but ignore his advice to give back your 49% of RB. Easy for someone else to say, huh?

    The thing that made RB impressive, and, I believe, made it stand above and beyond other vblogs, was its consistency.

    In a ADD nation, with a collective memory of about five minutes, it was the fact that RB was there five days a week, for years, that made it a bedrock.

    You can't make that kind of personal commitment, as Amanda did, and then walk away from the equity you have built up in a franchise via one's hard work.

    RB is what it is today, and it has rebounded far better than anyone may have predicted, precisely because of the groundwork Amanda put into the enterprise.

    There is no way Amanda should freely give that up simply in order to cleanse herself while starting anew.

    If she does have a written contract, she should be well protected.

    But, as someone, who spent two years as a "partner" in a retail enterprise with a great friend, all based on a handshake promise, I can attest to the fact that unless it's in writing, it's hard to spend two years of your life working for basically nothing, working to build up the value of the enterprise, only to be screwed out of what you have helped create...all because you trusted in "friendship" rather than having a written contract securely in hand.

    However, I can also attest to the fact that sometimes the best things that happen in life are those things we are pushed into unwillingly.

    After being screwed in helping create a valuable franchise for my former best friend, I was left feeling totally gutted and ashamed I allowed myself to be fucked in that manner.

    However, I let that anger and injustice drive me and a year later opened Video Archives in Manhattan Beach, CA, which a year later Billboard magazine declared "the best video store in the nation", and later achieved fame after filmmakers Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary spent 7 years there.

    I went from feeling totally gypped into the next great chapter of my life, not that I could have seen it coming at the time.

    I would think Amanda has the same opportunity here. Again, the important advances in our lives often come as a result of trauma, and often the worst things that happen to us end up being the catalyst for the best things that ever happen to us.

    Keep the 49% if you can, Amanda, you earned it. And the future will, no doubt, hold opportunities that can't even be surmised at this point.

    You have a lot of friends rooting for you. That alone, gives you an advantage few others will ever experience.

     
  • At 10:24 PM, Blogger Spamboy said…

    It's interesting that the comment deletion level at Rocketboom is the same color as the unhealthy air quality index here in North Texas.

     
  • At 12:10 AM, Blogger Steven said…

    Eh Ed, CNN was just an example. I don't even live in the USA so I don't watch it eithier. I live the the UK. Our news isn't entertainment.

     
  • At 12:32 AM, Blogger brem said…

    Look towards the future, don't let the past keep you from fulfilling your destiny.

    That was geeky and pompous eh?

    Just chill and work hard Amanda. Can't wait to see what will come out of your mind.

    Meanwhile, buzztv and zefrank are doing the trick for me.

    Although I kind of enjoyed that latest rocketboom episode.

    Joanne is not you, but she's not bad either.

    TTYL

    da BREM

     
  • At 1:03 AM, Blogger PostieBoy said…

    I'm sure you're smart enough and strong enough to know better, Amanda, but when someone says "thewhole amanda/rb phenom is about post-adolescent sexual angst among 30+ yo. boys with broadband," it's tough not to respond. . .... Sure, you're quite pleasant to look at, but the world is filled with beautiful women (take a look around the Net. Look outside your window). Looks are great, but aren't that unique. What makes *you* special, kid, are the sense of humor, intellect, respect for your "fans" and peers. You connect with people. Nothing wrong with using your looks to your advantage, but don't ever ever think that's all you have. Now that I've stated the obvious ... good luck.

     
  • At 1:45 AM, Blogger Tony said…

    Strike Back. Strike Back now. Stop dancing at weddings and start dancing on the web. It's time to make your own vidcast. Do not wait because the web moves fast, fast, fast. By next month your comment count will be down to under 20.

     
  • At 1:56 AM, Blogger FixWhatsBroke said…

    Oh geeeez. WTF? I thought the body-part discussions were getting booted. Were you letting them by to show us what seedy manipulative porn (yes) wanna-be-kings you have to deal with? Thanks. Yeesh. My sympathies.

    No kidding, PostieBoy:
    "Here Is Some Unsolicited Advice"
    "Let's Keep It Real"
    "So Come Up With A Good Plan"
    "I've Got Some Ideas On This"
    "Highlight Your Ass*ets --So To Speak"
    "I Hope You're Not A Drama Queen"
    "Shake Your Moneymakers"
    "No Need to Go Video Ho-Ney"
    "Theresa Dear"
    All sound like some pretty badly done Barry White songs to me. Keep deleting...God...PLEASE keep deleting. Somebody wanna check that guy by the lil smokies tray in the living room?

    We already know about the body-parts. That's all given just like with any celebrity. And anyone focusing or commenting on them solely is crossing the line into other areas and obsessions; other magazines and tabloids; other sites and venues.

    Is AmandaUnboomed Swimsuit Issue? Maxim? Playboy? Hustler? Or is it Time? New Yorker? Washington Post? Popular Science? Wired? The editor has the right to decide what goes in. The readers likewise to choose to read or not. No brainer, there. But judge not for the editing - that's a given right and is going to happen.

     
  • At 3:09 PM, Blogger Jensen said…

    I posted this comment on RB and it got deleted. Maybe Drew didn't like me pointing out that he's lying.
    _______________________________________
    You’re not "Old Media". You’re "grade school media". You led Amanda up to the cliff, boxed her in, and when she jumped you pretended you had nothing to do with it. The facts that don't add up are –

    == You guys were using a mediator, but supposedly things were going well.

    == You've never directly addressed why production couldn't be moved to LA.

    == Amanda moved out of NYC, but you say that you didn't have plans on moving production. Maybe you didn't have plans on moving production, but led her to believe it was possible, backing her up to the cliff.

    == You say that you "had never even imagined Rocketboom without Amanda before these last two weeks". Now that just tells me you are either an idiot of a businessman or lying. The fact that you talked about becoming the next Rupert Murdoch, when you were interviewed on TWIT (http://www.twit.tv/node/4129), makes me think you're lying.

    == You say to Amanda that you're split is not for the media, but you’re writing it in your blog and dissed her in the business week podcast.

    I recognize your conniving from grade school.

    btw – Open up the comments section on your blog Dembot.com.
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  • At 3:43 PM, Blogger MrKuppy said…

    Amanda's struck gold for the decision to move on. Thats not to imply that its Andrew's fault, but theres alot of potential to move on further in the career. Vlogs are blowing up and getting attention. Hell Rocketboom might thrive now with all the attention given to Amanda's split.

    I do think its sad to see Rocketboom go down the shitter though.

    In terms of censorship, yes we should all scream freedom of press. And..I also believe in having the freedom to own and control private property. Which in this case means...yes, our comments are free as long as they're not asking for change.

    oh and.

    Boobs.


    (Sorry, couldnt resist.)

     
  • At 6:07 PM, Blogger ChrisM70 said…

    Amanda,

    Just a thought, but when you return to vlogging, I think you should call your show "Amanda Who?"

    I think that would be a good way to stick to all those people who think of you as last year's fashion!

    Whaddya think? :)

     
  • At 8:07 PM, Blogger d henry said…

    Once again, Amanda, you touch us all with your visions, your feelings, your caring, your intelligence. Thank you and thank you Andy Carvin.

     

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