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Friday, November 07, 2008

Blogging grows up

Blogging grows up | Oh, grow up | The Economist | Blogging is no longer what it was, because it has entered the mainstream:
"They may also “micro-blog” on services such as Twitter, which recreate the raw, immediate and intimate feel of early blogs. Twitter messages, usually sent from mobile phones, are fewer than 140 characters long and answer the question “What are you doing?” Tellingly, Evan Williams, the co-founder of Blogger—an early blogging service that is now owned by Google, the Wal-Mart of the internet—now runs Twitter, which he regards as the future."
I commented:
I started video blogging in 2004. I decided to put video on a blog. In late 2004, early 2005, there were maybe 100's of people putting video on blogs. We became a community.

Vlog Soup: Episode 7 - It's all about you

Fast forward to 2008. Many of these early vloggers have gone on to make 'SHOWS.' Kind of like TV on the web. Some have continued to vlog for personal reasons. It's so much easier today to put video on the web.

I've experimented with many of the video publishing sites out there, even investing in one.

The thrill we all felt in 2004/5 is back with the video posting sites like 12seconds.tv, Seesmic, and Phreadz.

There you don't have to have titles, credits or a plotline, just the desire to connect with people.

As for my video blog, it's still there:

http://stevegarfield.blogs.com/

And I'm still experimenting with content.

My main site http://stevegarfield.com/ has a friendfeed embed on it that includes all my twitters, flickers, delicious links, youtube posts, and more...

I think we're all keeping in touch in whatever community we enjoy most...
Check out the article and comments...

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