"[YouTube and Vimeo are] ... still stuck in this broadcast-mode type of mentality where you post something and it’s there, and any sort of interactivity takes place in the form of a list"
October 8, 2010 5:03 PM   Subscribe

River of the Net is a way to view short, tag-related videos without any sort of context. This interview explains things a little more. I've had some NWS content pop up (though not much), just as fair warning.

River of the Net is available in Chrome and Firefox (possibly Safari and IE9 beta, but I haven't tested)

It's a project of David Karp, founder of Tumblr, and video artist Ryan Trecartin.

River... started its life at the Seven on Seven conference. This is an event that paired seven artists with seven programmers. You can read more about it here.

You can participate by adding your own short video clips, tagging them, and then uploading them into the mix.

Found via the terrific aggregator frontsection.net. Which was, in turn, found via this post to the Blue.
posted by codacorolla (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
River of the Net (ROTN?) looks like it could turn in to something pretty interesting. Too bad my current internet connection is too slow to enjoy it appropriately.
posted by coolxcool=rad at 5:38 PM on October 8, 2010

I'm not sure if I'm doing it wrong, or if it doesn't like my browser, but it isn't really working for me.
posted by Forktine at 6:20 PM on October 8, 2010

I've had pretty good results in Chrome. Occasionally it will stop in the middle of a tag-set, possibly because there aren't enough items in the tag-set to continue.
posted by codacorolla at 6:21 PM on October 8, 2010

What the Internet certainly needs more of is participation.
posted by Legomancer at 10:58 AM on October 9, 2010

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