Google's behemoth video sharing site has launched its first 24-7 live streaming video feed -- The Pet Collective'scorgi puppy cam. It's a stunning move, flouting the site's reputation as a bastion of cat videos and reigniting the great corgidebate of April, 2012. This marks not only a bold new era for live streaming video (sorry, Ustream) but the end (could it be?) of the LOLcat hegemony that has ruled the Internet for as long as we can remember. Ponder that while you watch these two-week old puppies nap.
Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg's work in media spans documentary television, advertising, and print. As a producer in the Viewer Created Content division of Al Gore's Current TV, she acquired and produced short documentaries by independent filmmakers around the world. Post-Current, she worked as a producer and strategist at Urgent Content, developing consumer-created and branded nonfiction campaigns for clients including Cisco, Ford, and GOOD Magazine. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University, where she was co-creator and editor in chief of H BOMB Magazine.