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New Yahoo! Show Slightly Off Key

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New Yahoo! Show Slightly Off Key

It’s ironic that Yahoo! hired Lloyd Braun from ABC to create new in-house content just as user generated content took off. The only thing that really came out of Braun’s division was The 9 then he was gone.

But that doesn’t mean Yahoo! has given up on original programming. They’re launching a new video project featuring a news anchor that will sing the news (Hat Tip SEL). No kidding.

But instead of hiring a musician / journalist to sing the news wouldn’t it be more interesting to have users upload videos of them singing the news? Some would be great…some would be awful. But a big part of American Idol’s appeal is watching all those awful singers! The site could allow users to vote on the best song of the day and feature a Top 10 all time vote getters too.

The end result would be a site featuring diverse content that would increase adoption of Yahoo! Video and be cheaper to produce.
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John Boyle runs SocialNext, a blog tracking the next generation of marketing via viral video and social networks. He’s been working in Search Marketing for over seven years. He can’t sing at all.

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