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I was listening to the radio today and switching channels
obesessively and thinking how the reason I would switch
each time was because someone's tone of voice would be
annoying, and thinking that the reason
that everyone's tone of voice is so bad on the radio is
because they all know they
are on the radio, and you can
hear that they know, and how every thing is forced. If
know they were on the radio their tone of voice would be
fine. So if the radio was filled with a bunch of people
didn't know they were on the radio then their tones of
voices would be fine and I would be happy and not
desperately spinning the radio dial like a gambling junkie
in search of a not-annoying tone of voice.
So that would be sort of like youtube, or like one way
youtube can be used, as a modeling tool.
The kids these days are learning things that we cant
measure much less imagine, through video modeling - by
watching real social situations and being able to watch
them again and again and study them and learn from
them. And you
know most kids and most people watch crap and yes the
power to choose what you watch is what gets most
in trouble but eventually it will all shake out and there
be a pandora-like system that slowly introduces you to
learning situations that you need based on input. So
where does that input come from.
So what if there was a pandora-like station that
you to psychologicaly educational examples taken from
some vast database like youtube of real life social
situations, according to a profile of you, that was
either through question and answer, or maybe constantly
updated according to your experience. So facebook or
evernote gathers data on your psychological needs and
then feeds you psychologically educational real life
situations in a pandora-like feed. And what if you could
opt into this in a barter for the freedom to use it.
So the path you draw through the internet is yours alone,
is your contribution, the story you tell and it is creative
and can be mined and extrapolated from and so it is
protectable and you should be able to benefit from your
creativity, so your internet history is sort of like money,
what if there was a radio where you could opt in to
your real life on the psychological-youtube, so let other
people mine your life for data, as long as they supported
you. Or, to prevent everyone on this radio from having
shitty tone of voice if you could sort of gamble on it, like
you could enter a lottery of trading this much percentage
of a chance of certain situations in your life being made
public in return for goods and services. So it would be
So I guess there is your creativity, which you define by
making choices as you go through life, and there is how
valuable this is to other people and there is how you
sure you can measure the return you get on your
creativity, and this all could be a market place and with
this big push toward LA and the movie, video and tv
industry about to fall apart and be replaced by a start-up
So Pandora-Youtube-Marketplace- Psychologist-Learning-
Tool. Or it would be facebook with video and pandora
getting paid and being creative all in one. so a step
beyond face-book, sex-tv.
||// If they didn't know they were on the radio their tone of
voice would be fine. //
||Actually, if people on the radio didn't know they were on
the radio, what you'd hear would be mostly 's', 'p', and 't'
sounds, and a lot of what the a/v media industry calls
'mouth noise'. I was a college radio dj, and later the
station's production director; after being trained myself, I
spent a fair amount of time teaching people how to speak
into a microphone. If you sit in a booth and listen to
somebody do it properly, it sounds like they have a speech
||I don't really understand the name of this idea. What does
a personalized video-blog channel/social media experiment
have to do with sex?
||It's because the word masturbation is still banned in
the state where the user lives, I think.
||somebody went and read [beanie]'s account page.
||Radio sounds in-your-face because the sound is heavily compressed or expanded to fill a certain volume width.
||I don't get the idea either.
||Sound compression is also used for the soundtrack on
TV ads, apparently to get the message (irritate the
fuck out of listeners) through to everyone, even if
they're not listening.