I’ve been resolutly ignoring the departure of Amanda "Z-List" Congdon from RocketBoom, but, on the principle that everything is funnier in comic form, I point you at Rocketboom the comic.
I love the fact that someone who creates content that never hit more than a million downloads (and more often did around 300,000) can cause such wailing and gnashing of teeth around the Blogosphere, while the same bunch of people nod their head in agreement with Chris Anderson that "the era of the blockbuster is over". By comparison, the best selling album in the US of 2005 (Mariah Carey – people, are you nuts?) sold 6 million copies, closely followed by 50 Cent (nearly 6 million). An average episode of Desperate Housewives reaches 14 million households.
Does this whole video podcasting thing remind anyone else of Warhol’s quote that "in the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes"? I think that Andy would have LOVED all this.