In a world with limitless choices, curated content becomes very important. We’ve started to see a few verticalized video curators emerge, but most curators, like the home-pages of almost every video publishing service, program video content in a way that aims to appeal to video-watchers in general. returning to PrezVid. This makes me think: if I were able to subscribe to similarly curated content for each of my various, specific video interests, I’d be able to personalize my TV guide experience. I wouldn’t have to sift through commentary on daytime drama to get to the good stuff on sitcoms.
This post might seem inherently contradictory on a site that claims to be a “guide to television on the web,” but the medium is in its infancy, and I think it’s a notion that will inform the way we evolve with it. Plus, where are you going to learn about all the good curators?
Jeff Jarvis, former television critic for TV Guide and People, and creator of Entertainment Weekly, has created a model for what I think will be a common commodity in an evolving Internet-television market with PrezVid (Tilzy.TV Page). He chose a very specific and timely topic with a lot of interesting content, separates the wheat from the chaff, points out interesting developments, then adds some commentary. Voila — it’s a micro guide.
As a politics junkie, I find myself frequently