Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Veoh's Warped History of Web Video

Veoh's Warped History of Web Video by stevegarfield, uploaded from flickr.

Here is Dmitry Shapiro's version of history.

Too bad it isn't on a Wiki because it needs some SERIOUS revisions.

1. The breakthrough in 2004, with rising popularity of Blogger especially, was that you didn't need technical people to post to the web anymore.

2. Not all YouTube videos are amateurish, shallow and look like crap. Also, web video can't be painted with a broad YouTube brush like that.

There's a lot of professional, deep and quality video out there.


  1. Anonymous1:43 PM

    I think that this is misrepresentative of what the guy from Veoh was saying. He was making a point that most of the content that you find today, is amateurish. I actually agree. You, Steve, maybe better than most of the people on YouTube, but the majority is pretty much crap. He did call you out as being more advanced than the average YouTuber, and said that YouTube has actually brought in the complete amateurs.

    I thought that he was right on.

    A VON participant.

  2. Thanks for the comment.

    I appreciated his mention.

    I was mainly commenting on his slide that leaves out what happened between 2004 and 2006, the whole videoblogging revolution.

    I think he is making the case that video on the web is poor quality and with Veoh it can be like TV. High quality and long.

    I don't think it's fair to leave out all the high quality video that has been produced in the intervening years.