Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Great Online Talent Search (or How To Be a Star in a YouTube World)

I recently blogged about one of the great democratizing aspects of the Internet -- anyone with an Internet connection now has an opportunity to make their mark and get discovered. Case in point -- SightSpeed's own "The SightSpeed Guy" (aka Peter Zottolo in our Customer Support department) who now hosts his own show on DirecTV after getting discovered as a result of his vlogs.

Yesterday's The Wall Street Journal featured a major article by Michael Totty focusing precisely on the great online fame game -- titled, "How To Be A Star in a YouTube World." Totty offers other recent examples and tips to enhance your chances at breaking out of the pack.

One easy way to increase your chances, if you are so inclined, is to audition online at Vlip.com -- I hear they will regularly feature interesting submissions ... at least, that is what the folks at NewTeeVee tell me ...