Friday, June 6, 2008

NewsCarsonCity Blogs

Posted Friday, June 6, 2008 at 6:41 PM | Permalink | Shortlink has been steadily improving lately. When I first linked to it, the site was little more than an interminable list of videos, trailing off into oblivion. But over the last several months he’s been working on turning the site into a blog, with real permalinks and archives that make my job of linking to videos on the site (like this one about the Carson Mall) so much easier. And he’s also expanding beyond video and working on writing editorials, like this one about Doppelganger’s and downtown redevelopment incentives.

The site’s still not perfect. The videos are still in Windows Media, which can make them tricky to play on some platforms. Nearly all other online video is using Flash these days, either through YouTube or one of the other contenders, or rolling their own Flash solution. And using Flash would allow other bloggers (like me) to embed the videos directly in their sites, leading to more views and more visibility.

But the site is looking so much nicer these days. And the biggest plus is that he now has an RSS feed allowing me to actually keep up with the new videos as they come in. Good stuff.