I know a lot of nerdfighters are concerned with how John and Hank's videos have kind of changed lately. By lately, I mean in most of 2009, and probably starting in 2008.
In the original Brotherhood 2.0, when John and Hank were vlogging on their own, with mostly themselves and not the huge nerdfighter community (at least for the first few months) their videos were daily and pretty personal. They didn't have much time to make videos, and didn't really do much fancy; it was just them sitting in front of a camera/computer and talking about their lives. Neat.
Slowly, though, their videos have been getting more idea-based and thematic -- more about entertaining and sustaining the massive community they've built. It's not that the videos are impersonal or of lesser quality or not them; it's just that it's different. I think John and Hank feel that it's their duty to entertain and maintain certain standards for their videos, so that people still watch them, and the nerdfighter community never dies. I love how concerned they are for the community, which is really one of the best products of their project.
But that's the thing: it's a product. A by-product, rather, from them talking to each other personally through video: being nerdy and awesome and intellectual and concerned about the world. Community is and has been something that just springs naturally. I mean, I know from experience that derivatives of the videos have inspired blogs and youtube channels and skype conversations at 3 a.m. like the one I'm currently in and discussing the very matter of which I write now. Entertainment is just something these two brothers are insanely good at, and have mastered, too.
I know they talk about stuff that matters and that they aren't going to, like, blow our minds by documenting every aspect of their personal lives, but I just want some of their 2007-style. 2010 is upon us, and John and Hank have a new routine and probably new changes, so let's see if it's all for the better :D
I want this thread-thing to be a discussion, because I've seen the small comments or tweets, like the mutterings in coffee-shop corners before the French Revolution. I know nerdfighters are concerned, or at least kind of aware of this slow, subtle change that was never addressed, so GO AT IT, GUYS!!!