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Amanda Congdon, the most famous video blogger on the planet, has separated with her show, Rocketboom. Jason Calacanis has jumped in and made Amanda an offer. Rocketboom has left the following message on their website.
Amanda Congdon has decided to move to L.A. to pursue opportunities that have arisen for her in Hollywood. We wanted to meet her demands to move production out to L.A., however, we are a small company and have not been able to figure out a way to make it work, financially and in many other ways at this time. While we continue to remain with open arms, Amanda has in fact quit and left Rocketboom. So sadly, we bid Amanda adieu and wish her all the best. Rocketboom goes on. Andrew Baron, the founder and creator of Rocketboom, will stay with the company in New York and will continue to produce and direct the show. We are in the daunting process of recruiting a replacement for Amanda. While Amanda will be sorely missed, we have big plans for Rocketboom and are determined to make the show better than ever.
Dave Winer has added his own opinion and insider knowledge. Some are saying Amanda was fired, Dave is suggesting otherwise. Sounds like the blogosphere is acting a lot like the traditional media its trying to replace. A lot of suggestions and no facts.
Update: Amanda has expanded on her view of the events that led us into this soap opera.