45 thoughts on “The New Media's coming of age | Dan Carlin | TEDxMtHood

  1. Great talk, but the democritization of media is also a double-edged sword. Now you can find a content creator and an audience for just about anything–including completely false information and batshit-crazy ideologies. I'm not saying this down-side outweighs the good, but we need cultural changes to make us better at critical thinking or we might end up in sea of delusion bubbles that blind us to the larger picture.

  2. I love Dan Carlin, but not sure YT is a meritocracy, unless meddling with dead bodies in a forest is worthy of merit.

  3. The platforms explode, as did the old networks, the actors and content creators keep being expendable as they've always been. YT detonates popular channels all the time, blocking their adds and blacklisting them from the recommend/hot algorithms, yet the platform and content keeps growing day by day. The machine has grown, not the people's part in it. Same game as usual, just in a different scale and format.

    People don't consume media, media consumes people. If a product is free for you, then you are the product.

  4. I love his voice. I love his Hardcore History podcast. I love the points he brings up here. It's an odd thing to think about but in a way he fulfilled a part of that childhood dream of his because of the accessibility he spoke of. Well done

  5. This talk has given me even more motivation to create and publish content online. The benefits of democratization/meritocracy and distribution – I'd already considered those. But the fact that 500 years from now, my lineage will still be able to easily lookup at any content I create today, is another fantastic reason. If for no other reason, I should create content for them – so they can get a slice of history from within their own lineage. How wonderful that would be for them.

  6. I believe that the" new media " or narrow casting , will simply increase the isolation of individuals in a society. Shared interests begin to disappear , cultural commonalities evaporate, and yet I rush home to be alone in my office apart from my family to get my watch on! Shit I love YouTube!

  7. "It's a free, meritocracy. If you can keep it"
    -Me

    Seriously, the internet is the modern age's wild wild west. It will only remain wild and free if you can keep it that way. So far we're doing a not so good job. Just barely holding off the inevitable which is actually not. That depends solely on us. The millions and billions.

  8. this man reminds me of some teachers I had and some that I wish my kids have. They would love history as much as I do!

  9. I love this guy and being a History nut myself I can't believe I only very recently discovered him but I am going to be playing catchup for a while on his podcast.

  10. Nearly 60 years old. Dropped the cable service 1 year ago. I only use Internet now. Dan Carlin is the single biggest reason why. I will no longer dumb down my listening experience to satisfy idiotic programming executives in L.A. or New York. The future is now. Kick some butts, Dan!!

  11. "And now without further preamble I'd like to introduce to you all Dan Carlin's Nightly News, to be broadcast nightly, by me. Suck it NBC news!"

  12. It will be interesting to see what changes. Control or censorship of the internet? At the increasing rate that people are creating data, when will the rate that less and less people are contributing to the physical necessities of life be noticed. Food, clothing shelter and such cannot be created on the matrix, and as more and more people create digital creations, where will we find the labor force to sustain us with physical things with a true value to them?

  13. The only thing Dan is off about is that YouTube isn't democratic. It often bans videos it doesn't agree with the content so there is a gatekeeper.

  14. Aah man, Hardcore History is the first podcast I ever got hooked on. Did I peak early? Not sure where to go next 🙁

  15. Mr. Dan… knowing history you did not mention the threat this new media is to the existing empire and that they will do anything and everything to reign it in. Governments , if they are unable to control by power, control by means of bread and circuses. As much as weird-food-mixing is entertaining to watch for a child, this quickly leads to ever increasing boredom, which in turn leads to an appetite for more extreme gratification. Today's insatiability for reality TV, cage fighting and 'live war footage' are, as I once predicted, a gradual and determined return to the full barbarity of Roman circuses. I was in a public library recently and children as young as nine were watching on internet pictures of dismembered bodies from a bombing and giggling because the librarian had failed to notice. 30 years ago (a period you spoke much of) this oversight would have provoked an international outcry. 
    I was an art student and observed that modern liberalism in art overtly and predominantly produces degeneracy rather than anything of engaging, intellectual substance and moral responsibility. Dear Sir, ive listened to many of your Hard core history series but you take no account for the condition of the human heart and what really drives it. This is why those who are aware of this, seek a redeemer outside of themselves. Yours sincerely.

  16. As someone who put up about 20 podcasts about a mom who sews for her family, it's nice to know its out there somewhere. I started when Dan did but my kids got older and I got too busy. I always feel pride that he's continued on and been so successful!

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