Amanda Congdon's surprise departure from the show has caused quite a buzz in the blogosphere. But the news also shined a spotlight on both the perils and potential of video blogging. Will v-blogging do to network television what blogging did to mainstream media? Join Charlie Cooper, Michelle Meyers, Jim Kerstetter and Daniel Terdiman as they debate all the angles in this week's edition of the CNET News.com Roundtable.
The Rocketboom video blog is on hiatus and hopes to relaunch on July 10 with a new presenter. While Amanda Congdon says on her Amanda UnBoomed blog that she was forced to leave the partnership, of which she owned a 49 percent stake, and is currently living in Connecticut, Rocketboom claims that she has left to pursue an acting career. CNET interviewed Congdon at San Francisco's Vloggercon in June. She hinted then that she was drawn to acting.
Rocketboom creator Andrew Baron eschewed the norm by going for a distribution deal rather than raising venture capital, which he says hasn't helped video start-ups anyway.
Former host of Rocketboom is back doing video blogging after failing to make the jump from quirky video blog to mainstream media.
The most fiesty of red-headed CNET TV hostesses has landed one of two roles as anchor on the daily video podcast Rocketboom. We chatted to her about the new position
After going back and forth about whether to sell the account, Andrew Baron decides, finally, not to.
Auction on eBay and ad to sell guest-hosting spot on Craigslist have been deleted. Andrew Baron shares his rationale, but not what he says is an even better idea.
Andrew Baron is offering up his account, with more than 1,500 followers. At the same time, he's selling guest hosting of his Twitter account on Craigslist.
Hey, Rocketboom is back! Uh. Woo?
Did Amanda Congdon really get fired? And if so, where will she end up? And in other news, the Internets is confusing.