Commercial weblog empresario, Jason Calacanis makes a “damning comparision”:http://calacanis.weblogsinc.com/entry/1234000590049190/ between the difference between MTV’s TV coverage of Live8, and the streaming webcast offered by AOLTV.
bq. The biggest take away for me yesterday at Live8 outside of the very important cause we were all supporting was that AOL exposed that MTV is a fraud. MTV is no longer about music or freedom — it’s about being locked into banal commentary by vapid models drenched in cheesy advertising.
(It’s not news that MTV is about banal commentary, vapid models and cheesy advertising, but I couldn’t resist quoting the dig.)
bq. The torch passed from MTV to AOLMusic as AOL proved — 10 years after steaming media on the Internet started — that the Internet is a much better experience then TV. Heck, it’s even better then cable TV!
bq. The difference was shocking: you could switch from high-speed stream of the raw footage on AOLMusic or you could watch idiotic VJays talk over the highly anticipated Pink Floyd reunion.