Wallstrip.com, a videoblog that integrates stock culture with pop culture, launched earlier this week (October 16, 2006). Using a similar format and feel as the popular videoblog RocketBoom, Wallstrip looks to harness a few minutes of your attention to profile one popular stock per day by taking to the streets to determine why it is doing so well. Wallstrip is produced by Howard Lindzon and hosted by Lindsay Campbell. Just three episodes in, Wallstrip has showcased, Apple (AAPL), Research in Motion (RIMM), and Chipotle (CMG) - all of which produce very popular mainstream products.
In watching the first couple of episodes I thought Wallstrip was well written as it successfully presents details about each company in easy to remember bits of information. After each episode Wallstrip carries the conversation onto the web with both inline comments and Wallstrip Conversation which is a seperate area of the site that has enlisted a number of professional investors like Fred Wilson to write a blog post about the showcased company of the day. Wallstrip also has created a pretty slick video widget that can be embedded into your blog or personalized homepage.
Bottom-line: If Wallstrip can continue to produce quality daily videos profiling popular stocks in creative "mainstream" terms then there is no doubt in my mind that Wallstrip will also become extremely popular. Furthermore, Wallstrip could become an excellent educational resource for anyone trying to learn more about the stock market.