Video a-go-go

If one bit of national-level news has caught the attention of Asheville citizens, it’s last month’s announcement by Google that the internet mega-company will be bringing a 1-gigabit per second network to one city in America. Making it clear that they can be swayed and influenced by creative pitches, Google has opened the door to tons of pitches — from the serious to the absurd — from citizen activists across the country. When it comes to creative, informed and clever community activism, however, there are few places in the country more ready to jump in headfirst than Asheville. Below is just one recent example, and click here, here and here for more.


Speaking of selling Asheville as the place to be, for the last several months local real estate expert Jason Ingle has been posting regular market reports about the sales conditions in the local real estate market. Curious about the volume of homes sold in the last month, or the median value of homes selling in the area? Looking for a short, straightforward and to-the-point update on this once-thriving local industry? This may just be it. So, how was the local housing market in February? Did the snow impact home sales? Is there a good place for buyers in the under-$200K market to look at? Let’s find out.


It’s the classic litmus-test question of supermarket environmentalism: “Paper or plastic?” But as Asheville-based Tree Hugger Films points out, both have their problems. So, what’s the solution? Only the plumber knows!


Not every locally made YouTube video has to be a serious work of marketing or activism. Sometimes, it’s as simple as watching turkeys cross the road.


And let’s close this week with the live video of “Scale Your Walls” by Asheville-based band The Enemy Lovers. The video was the group’s official entry for the 2010 Future of Asheville Music video awards.


Each week, dozens upon dozens of interesting local videos are uploaded to YouTube. It’s a lot to keep up with. Did we miss a particularly interesting, recently uploaded local video? Share it by leaving the videos URL (but not the embed code) in the comment fields below. Also, please mark it Not Work Safe if there’s any controversial content to the video.



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