For many, watching the NCAA tournament has become more than a television experience. When an amazing play or reaction happens, fans want to see it again, and they want it on the Internet, and they want to see it again on the Internet fast. Whether in the form of a screengrab, GIF or raw video, the hunger is now immediate.
Today's podcast is about the man who is partly responsible, in the sports world, for unintentionally conditioning people to expect immediate video and screengrab recycling.
Many who've taken to Twitter have followed a man by the name of Tim Burke, who is better known in the Twitterverse as @bubbaprog. I wanted to unveil the man behind the memes and moving pictures at 30 FPS, about why he started the insta-capture hobby, and just how much of his time and money goes into making his corner of the Internet a satisfactory, much-linked-to place.
There's tournament talk mixed in, but mainly, we discuss mocksession.com (of note: that's the greater domain which 30 PFS sits under and has actually been around for nearly a decade; Burke does have some video that isn't working, and some of his work infringes on CBS' broadcast rights), why his Twitter handle sounds like he's southerner who loves Dream Theater, and how the GIF is the vinyl record of the Internet.
If you've ever wanted a YouTube video of a dunk or game-winner, or a memorable screengrab of a celebration, something a coach or player has worn, you'll identify with Burke's objective. Enjoy!
Tim Burke: the man who helps you relive the tourney
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