Today, as on all first Tuesdays in November in the U.S. of A., multiple elections are going down. These elections are not for Congress, nor for President, but for a lot of local positions such as “Mayor.” You know, the kind of elections people never pay attention to. (Yeah right!!!)
As you’re reading this bureaucratic blog post, millions are heading to the polls to snag those fun "I voted!" stickers. But what all these prospective voters don't know is that this month’s most important decisions have already been made — and behind closed doors, no less.
Our shadowy cabal of curators — Jordan, Sam, Ian, and I — locked ourselves in a room to pursue a grand bargain: 70 minutes of first-rate entertainment that strikes a fair and balanced compromise between immersive stories and eye-popping visuals. In its totality, this compilation of videos represents the best of our Vimeo Staff Picks for the month of October.
There was a lot of horse-trading, significant arm-wrestling, and I can't confidently rule out voter fraud. After hours of intense negotiations, we emerged, chastened yet proud, with a collection of videos that could revolutionize the entire Internet-industrial complex.
Remember, the only thing to fear in your media diet is fear itself. And a loss of Wi-Fi signal. The Curation team and Vimeo community are tearing down the walls that separate brilliant videos from the masses, who yearn to watch for free. So go ahead and have a dream, because when it comes to transforming the nature of online viewing… Vimeans! Yes We Can (Press The Play Button).