I am a big fan of Netflix, and enjoy their streaming service. I don't watch much tv, and paying a cable bill is not something I'm happy to do. I can only imagine that Netflix is going to play a prominent role in creating the future of televised entertainment, so with that in mind I wanted to share two quick things I'd like to see.
First would be a paid section of the site that allows users access to the same content available on iTunes, Amazon, etc. Even Youtube has a section where you can watch movies, including some to rent. If I want to watch tv, I want all of my options in one place, and Netflix seems to be in a position to do this. I'm not sure how this would change the negotiations with the production companies, but I imagine there is a way to make it work.
The other feature I think could be fun is to have some cloud storage available for every user to upload their own videos. As long as I'm watching all of my videos in one place, why not include my home videos? This will mostly be great at the individual level, but it also could create a huge opportunity for aspiring film makers. Youtube is great for short clips, but this would be another avenue to market amateur videos.
I'm curious to hear what plans Netflix has for the future. I haven't specifically looked around to see if there are rumors or anything, but I imagine that the company does not plan on sitting around with the same business model for the next 10 years. If anybody has thoughts on other ideas Netflix could explore, feel free to share in the comments.
As they say, the best time to start is now. I've had this blog for almost 3 months now, and I have yet to write a single post. I won't bother going through every excuse I've made, but here I am. The timing to start a new project like this isn't perfect, but it never will be. I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to write about, but that's fine, too.
As a basic introduction, I'll say that I hope this blog becomes a useful way for me to organize my thoughts, learn from readers through their comments and messages, and hopefully help my readers gain something valuable as well. My first several posts will likely be based on a cool website I found, or a new book I read, or any other review-based stuff. This is mostly because it'll be hard for me to run out of things I think are fun/neat/interesting/helpful/cool to share, which means I won't have any excuses for not writing.
Having a blog has always interested me, so I'm excited to officially get started and see how things turn out. I don't feel like I have any groundbreaking ideas that everybody should hear, but I do feel like I've found a lot of interesting things worth sharing. I'm not looking to become a full-time blogger, I'm not interested in growing my reader base simply to brag about it, and I'm not committing to any overall theme that will cover all of my posts. I'm simply logging parts of my life on the web as a means to becoming more involved with the online community.
Thanks for reading, and wish me luck!
Last Thursday was an end of an era. That day was the series finale for Burn Notice.
Yes, Burn Notice. "Who the hell watches Burn Notice?"
Honestly, the show wasn't even that good in the latter half of the series and declined significantly in quality. Still, it's a little hard to believe that the series is all over now.
That show was the eventual reason to my obsession of TV. If you don't know already, I'm a TV addict. I'm currently following more than twenty shows, and have an Evernote page that categorizes my TV shows into four categories: Finished, Up To Date, Catch Up, and Future.