Wednesday, May 17, 2006

9/11 Pentagon video released - now that was smart

So a group called "Judicial Watch" files a FOI request to get access to the otherwise suppressed video of Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon on September 11 2001. Having received it, they post it on their site.

The site crashes.

So they rebuild and pare down the site so it won't happen again. Then, to really cut back on their bandwidth, they ditch both videos onto YouTube and let them deal with it. Now that's clever.

YouTube - Judicial Watch September 11 Pentagon Video -- 1 of 2

YouTube - Judicial Watch September 11 Pentagon Video -- 2 of 2

Personally, I can't see a jet in that timelapse footage, but that's not why I posted this. It highlights a growing trend of content producers placing their material on 3rd party sites so they don't have to worry about maintaining the back end.

1 comment:

Colin Smith said...

I can see the jet. In Part 1 at 1:26 and in Part 2 at 0:24, the nose can be seen at the extreme right of the frame just on the grassline from the camera's perspective (must've been coming in damn low).