Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Giving away 2 Joost invites

Joost 0.9 is out, and that means a new round of Joost invites.

What's Joost? It's a new television-over-the-internet platform developed by the guys behind Skype and Kazaa. Basically, it attempts to make internet video a bit more like television. You can choose from over 20 channels of content to watch and flip through various programs of content.

The video quality is decent, but not superb. And the selection so far had been kind of meh. But Viacom recently signed a deal to distribute content via Joost, and so far it has added an MTV and a Comedy Central channel with programs including Stella, Man Bites Dog, and Laguna Beach.

Now that I've made it sound kind of unexciting, here's the cool part. Did I mention that Viacom has signed on? That's right, the same company that is suing Google for a billion dollars over copyright violations on YouTube. The Joost guys are smart, and they're signing content partnerships with the major players giving you a legitimate way to watch full-length videos in full-screen. I don't know if this is how we'll all be watching television in five years, but with the line between the computer screen and the TV continually blurring, it's worth watching to see how things turn out.

So how do you get an invite? All you have to do is leave a comment in this post with a way to contact you, either through your blog/website or an email address. Of course, don't just put your email out there for the spambots to see. Write it out as "something-at-gmail-dot-com."

Entries must be received by midnight on Sunday. I'll randomly select two winners on Monday, April 9th.

If you want two chances to win, post a link to this blog somewhere on your own blog. It can be a review of one of my posts, an article that links to something I've written, or even a post that points to this contest. Just make sure to put a link to your writeup in the comments section of this post, and I'll enter your name in the drawing twice.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would love an invite. Thanks much!
cpruks03 at stlawu dot edu

Jason said...

Would love to get one also!

trizock - gmail - com

Lazygun said...

Yes please!!

andersa (at) sol.dk

Rob said...

please, I would love one too, even though there are only 2 as far as i heard....

gybrushthreepwood (at)gmail.com

Mad said...

First: to gybrush, monkey island rules.

Second: email is listerite at gmail

Dave said...

Someone please send me a JOOST invite.
DavidAYarbrough@gmail

Kevin said...

How bout an essay contest for the joost invites? Or a paypal transfer? Whatever it takes...I am so excited for joost I could just piss my pants (ok not really but it seems like the coolest technology since the slinky! hehe)

If you could spare an invite send it to kevin_oaks at hotmail dot com

trident said...

Eh, probably missed it.

bentucci523 _at_ gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

I would love to have one.
Name: Yathi
Email: yathib[nospam] @ gmail.com

Rob said...

please, I would love one too, even though there are only 2 as far as i heard....

gybrushthreepwood (at)gmail.com

Jason said...

Would love to get one also!

trizock - gmail - com

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