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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I like to look at attractive people

The article Gina Kim wrote on vlogging just came out, Video stars.

In it, she gets me to admit that I like to look at attractive people. Stop the presses!

Here's my part of the article:
"Stories, not looks
Steve Garfield of Massachusetts has been posting on a personal blog since 2000. He uploaded his first video in 2002 and started a video blog in 2004, making him one of the first to use the medium.

The clips chronicle everything from Garfield and his wife, Carol, recycling plastic bottles, to homemade films testing whether it's faster to get from Boston to New York by plane or train.

'It's a different way of telling a story, and some stories are better told with a video,' says Garfield.

And it creates a community that transcends borders, he says. He recently got an e-mail from a woman in Latvia who watches his video blog and chronicles her own daily life on a vlog.

'If the government wanted to start bombing Latvia, I'd think, 'Hey, I know someone in Latvia, and let's not bomb them,' ' he says. 'What we see in the news is just a general picture, and a lot of times you don't get to know the people. But with blogging you can, and that can change things for the better.'

Garfield subscribes to a number of blogs, written and video, and while he admits he likes to look at attractive people, it's the content that keeps him coming back. Stuff like watching his 80-year-old mother on her video blog trying to open sample perfume tubes.

'The people who I subscribe to, I'm not subscribing to them because of their looks, I'm subscribing to them because of the stories they tell,' he says. 'Why would I subscribe to a gorgeous woman who has nothing to say?'"
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4 comments:

  1. Hey Steve!

    Great article... congratulations. I'm proud to be your friend... well online at least :-)

    xoxo,
    Cheryl Shuman

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  2. Anonymous8:44 PM

    Dear Steve Garfield-

    We really appreciate your support. We hope more Americans feel the same way you do. Please tell all your blogging friends.

    -Sincerely,
    People's Committee Against the American Bombing of Latvia

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  3. Anonymous8:45 PM

    Dear Steve Garfield-

    We really appreciate your support. We hope more Americans feel the same way you do. Please tell all your blogging friends.

    -Sincerely,
    People's Committee Against the American Bombing of Latvia

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  4. Ah, so that's what "Cam Girl" is doing on the right column of your blog!

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