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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Is video on the Internet videoblogging?

Does videoblogging mean video on the Internet?

I've been thinking about this a lot recently since I've been teaching some videoblogging classes.

There are a lot of things happening in the video space which are diluting the meaning of the term videoblogging.

Everything seems to be called videoblogging these days including 'video podcasting', 'Google Video', and 'Subscribe to LOST on iTunes'.

TECHNICAL DEFINITION vs MEANING
There is the technical definition, "videoblogging is video on a blog", and the meaning.

In class, we talk about the technical process of getting video onto a blog, but then discuss what it all means. We talk about how by putting video on a blog, you get all the bloggy goodness of permalinks, link love, comments, and discussion.

We also talk about the Yahoo! videoblogging list and the twice weekly video conferences and the Meet the Vloggers physical meet ups.

'Video blogging' is a community of creative people, and that is what makes it more than just video on a blog.

VIDEO AGGREGATION SITES
Some of these video aggregation sites can expand our community by allowing people to find our videos, and if annotated correctly, they can provide a link back to us, where we can bring new people into the community.

GOOGLE VIDEO
Google Video makes it really easy to put video up on the web. It's up to the person to make sure they provide links back to their blog so that all the bloggy goodness isn't lost.

Pomme & Kelly got 11,000 hits on their blog yesterday.

Pomme & Kelly on Google Video singing Britney Spears Toxic.

Google Video has a nice archive, showing more from this user and allowing you to play videos back to back. Google video is great at providing better access to video archives.

The link Pomme & Kelly provides goes back to their main blog and not the
permalink, but you can find the post that relates to the video.

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