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Thursday, August 17, 2006


A new You Tube star has been born. Joe Cascio points us to a widower living alone in the English countryside:

I found most interesting the comment he made explaining why he isn't interested in attention from the MSM: "You and all You Tube members are now my friends and as friends I can talk with you in an uninhibited way and tell you all my secrets. And that's the way I like it to be. I have nothing to say to the world in general."

I think I'll shoot him an email about the perils of putting videos on You Tube. He seems like more of a Blip guy. :)

Yay though for diversity in videoblogging! Variety is so much more fun. I think maybe I should try to get my matchmaker on and hook him up with Millie Garfield.


  • At 4:01 PM, Blogger Greg said…

    I have been following Peter's posts for a few weeks now. I think it is very exciting. It is exciting, not for vlogging, but because (In My Opinion) it is changing the culture of YouTube to be a bit more mature. Even though I have a video blog (I am an eyespot fan), Peter's videos (And the new Renetto) have really inspired me to take a second look at the possibilities of YouTube. I have even started to post some videos on YouTube of my own to try to encourage others to do "real vlogging".

    I think YouTube is changing as we speak and it will be fun to be a part of it.

    You should do the same. (I call my videos "Scratch Pad" and they are totally unedited, off the cuff comments...Quick, easy and fun)

    The YouTube revolution is starting NOW!

  • At 5:39 PM, Blogger WO7 said…

    You can't learn wisdom in school . People at the end of their lives are the gatekeepers of wisdom. I think it's cool that there are young people willing to listen.

  • At 7:32 PM, Blogger millie garfield said…

    Hi Amanada

    Thanks for thinking of me but I have seen Peter on YouTube and he is just not my type!! I want someone with more zip!! He sounds like he is going to nod off any minute.

    But keep looking for me, one never knows.

    I am available.

  • At 7:48 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Gotcha, Millie. I'll keep my eyes peeled. I personally like Peter's style and I also agree with WO about the wisdom thing but I can understand the need for more zip. :) Thanks for chiming in! I get such a kick out of blogging when the person I'm writing about chimes in.

  • At 9:15 AM, Blogger Joe C said…

    Hey Amanda,
    Thanks for the acknowledgement, but the link you put on the post is NOT ME!! There are a lot more Cascios in the world than you might think.

    This works better:


    Joe C.

  • At 9:54 AM, Blogger Amanda said…

    oops! changed it!

  • At 1:30 PM, Blogger Joe C said…

    BTW, is this the Dr. Katz of whom your profile speaks?,_Professional_Therapist

    -joe c.

  • At 2:28 PM, Blogger Brooklyn Kitchen said…

    Oh wow! Thanks a lot for posting this. I hadn't heard about Peter, but am very glad that I have now. One of the true greats. Let's just hope the media eventually leaves him alone.

  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger Brooklyn Kitchen said…

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  • At 7:20 PM, Blogger Bev Sykes said…

    I agree with Greg about giving second thoughts about the possibilities of You Tube. It seems that there is a whole subculture that is developing thanks to Renetto and Peter.

  • At 9:31 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Yes, Joe, that is the doctor I speak of. :)

    I hear what you are saying Greg and Bev... but I think that that subculture could develop anywhere on the web where people can easily post and communicate through video. I just wish You Tube's copyright stuff didn't suck and they didn't plague people with their strip mall style design.

  • At 11:14 PM, Blogger Bryan said…

    Bliptv.... Interesting I might use it, I finally found something better than youtube!!

    I'm going to start doing episodes of my new gaming news show soon.

    Any pointers?

  • At 2:50 AM, Blogger - Terrence said…

    I totally agree about diversity in videoblogging. I can't undrstand how some cannot see the potential. How big this could be. How big this is!

    I am finally joining that fray with my own videoblog which centers in the world I inhabit. I do see the potential and want to show the old media where it is really at!

  • At 11:56 AM, Blogger shedwa said…

    I stumbled upon Peter about a week ago, but I was sad to see that as of yesterday he has signed off:

    My blog:


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