I don't want to open up a whole "free speech" debate, but in the case of video-flipping, it comes down to the greatest good for the organization. Certain info that is not appropriate for public dissemination should remain well guarded, and any promotional communication should be left in the appropriate hands of the organization.
Even though most or to say any company will not allow the employees to use these flip videos to be shot and to share external people. But as we all say single picture is worth of 1000 words a small video is worth of 10000 words. The company management may always use the videos to communicate the message across to their customers. It doesn’t necessarily a video clip using the flip but a very small length video less than 30 sec to show what a company does is really a creative one.
Defense contractors also restrict devices with cameras in their facilities, and I'm sure the restrictions will get tighter with the attention that WikiLeaks brings to the subject. Any site I have visited requires all cell phones with cameras (pretty much all of them these days) to be left with the receptionist. I wouldn't be surprised to see commercial facilities implementing similar policies for their own IP protection - time will tell on that one.
You're right. I just read an article about how the US military is cutting down on the types of devices that are being allowed in govt facilities. No more removable media, camera-enabled devices, or anything to allow data leakage. Wikileaks helped to expose the security loopholes.
It is certainly the case with any defense company, and I suspect many commercial companies as well, that camera or video phones/equipment are not allowed inside facilities. I'm actually a little surprised that someone hasn't marketed phones without cameras to market toward people who call on these types of businesses.
Thats a nice tag line "Do you flip". A small video with different activities, may be very casual one but still getting the message across always is liked by buyers. It also motivates the buyers to atleast go and checkout the product.
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