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Forget TV - Baby You're an Internet Star! (An Historic Post About the Emergence of Online Video, Web Celebrity, and YouTube)

TET records his first video blog entry. July 30th 2006.
TET records his first video blog entry.
July 30th 2006.
There is a new kind of celebrity emerging and that is the Internet Star. Forget mass media TV now anyone can become a celebrity via the internet. 

I'm not talking about those adult web cam performers either or even errr... what's their names at www.nakednews.com

I'm talking about real media stars that deliver interesting content with all the production values of real TV shows and nothing gimmicky just to grab you're attention.

Karina Stenquist on the MoBuzz set.
Karina Stenquist on the MoBuzz set.
My personal favourite internet star is Karina Stenquist at www.mobuzztv.com (Site no longer exists. Link goes to the 2006 Internet archive of the site). Karina and her team deliver a daily three minute show with humour and interesting content all whilst keeping their clothes on. 

The script writing on this show is tight and Karina's delivery is as good as any TV presenter - if not better. She has great timing for punchlines too. Amazing that she has no previous experience in the entertainment industry.

Not with standing the great job the Mobuzz TV team do, creating such a vehicle for yourself is well within reach. The web doesn't require (and no one really expects) high quality video. Setting up a studio can be as simple as purchasing a few web cams and maybe a digital video camera for location work. (Oh and don't forget lighting - lighting is key to getting the best quality video from any camera).

All you need is someone who knows a bit about script writing, and someone who knows a bit about filming and video editing, and you're in business.

Getting your content online couldn't be easier, with many free sites around that will, not only host your video, but also provide you with HTML code so you can integrate your video right into your web site. www.YouTube.com is one example of an entire video hosting community where you can not only host video but get it seen too.

So if you'd like to be almost famous, like Karina at MoBuzz TV, and want to be a studio mogul as well - start your own Internet TV show. 

Finally you can make TV like it should be - with you in a staring role.

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