Big Changes at Blip

5:10 PM -- A couple of Web video sharing tidbits… Parking the Cheat Sheet
Since July, we've put out four versions of The Web Video Cheat Sheet (Here they are: 1, 2, 3 & 4). To help avoid confusion, we're going to park the latest version at www.lightreading.com/videoshare and all subsequent updates will show up on that page as well. So for all of you who wanted the Cheat Sheet to have an easy-to-remember URL and a single page to bookmark for future updates -- Merry Christmas!

Big Changes at Blip
Next week, Blip.tv will rollout several site tweaks to Blip.tv, including:

  • Automatic syndication to AOL Video, MSN Video, and Live.com. In other words, you can post videos in one place, and they'll be distributed around the Web auto-magically.
  • A new postroll advertising partner that pays content creators on a cost-per-1,000 page views basis -- and is fully compatible with iTunes and the like
  • Slicker looking pages. Like this one
  • And -- the big news! -- a completely redesigned ad dashboard (pictured below) to help folks control if and how they get paid for their content:

Founder Mike Hudack says all the hammering and sawing is "all part of our move towards offering a bit more of a destination site."

— Phil Harvey, News Editor, Light Reading

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