August 8, 2004

Leading the video blog revolution

Peter Van Dijck of Guide to Ease today posts this: Videoblogging and the co-construction of users and technology.

When Mica goes to work or visits friends in Manhattan, she takes a small digital videocamera, and shoots video of anything that captures her attention. At night, she makes little movies and puts them on her Typepad blog. Mica is a videoblogger.

Videoblogging isn’t made easy for Mica though. After lots of practice it still takes her a while to post an entry. Most videobloggers use 3 or 4 different programs to create a post. There are bandwidth concerns, and discussions about people linking to video. Because it’s complex, not many people post regular videoblog entries.

Video blogging needs to get much simpler in order to burst into mainstream acceptance. I hope to keep an eye on developments in this area, mostly through the Open Media initiative Marc Canter, Alex Cohen, Lucas Gonze and I have started work on.

At the end of his post, Peter gives us the first comprehensive collection of existing video bloggers:

Mica Scalin posts a lot

Steve Garfield is quickly becoming the poster boy for videoblogging, and Steve’s mom

• The Dane

Charlene

Jay Dedman, who’s pushing videoblogging into the mainstream ( here’s a long video interview with him)

• Shannon’s This Is Vlog

Adrian Miles (MIT experiments)

• Tim Hall

Eric Rice

• Peter Van Dijck

Chris (the human dog)

Juston Johnson, who started and runs Vidblogs.com, a collection of videoblogs

Stuart Hughes, a BBC journalist and videoblogger

Olsen (proving the very real connection between videoblogging and karaoke)

Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen (giving an academic perspective)

Daily Experience (trying to be a daily videoblog)

Video-link, a Japanese videoblog

Disinfotainment, streaming videoblog by Charles Eicher with commentary on Japanese and US media

Videoblog.tv

Tropism, an arty collective video blog in the Netherlands

Vidblogs.com, another collective video blog.

A year from now I expect that list to be 10 times longer.

Peter concludes with this:

You also may want to check out unmediated.org, an excellent collective blog tracking the tools that decentralize the media, Demandmedia.net, found video from all over the web, Videoblogging.info, a new site that wants to aggregate videoblogs. … If you’d rather read a (free) book: Dan Gillmor’s We the Media is a good start, or buy Joe Trippi’s The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. … (And then I haven’t even mentioned moblogging video with cellphones.)

And let’s not forget Raven, who streams news and entertainment 24/7 at Daytonabeach-live.com.

JD Lasica, founder of Socialmedia.biz, is now co-founder of the cruise discovery engine Cruiseable. See his About page, contact JD or follow him on Twitter or Google Plus.

  • http://www.unmediated.org/archives/001198.html unmediated

    Leading the video blog revolution

    Peter Van Dijck of Guide to Ease today posts this: Videoblogging and the co-construction of users and technology. When Mica goes to work or visits friends in Manhattan, she takes a small digital videocamera, and shoots video of anything that captures h…

  • http://www.unmediated.org/archives/001198.html unmediated

    Leading the video blog revolution

    Peter Van Dijck of Guide to Ease today posts this: Videoblogging and the co-construction of users and technology. When Mica goes to work or visits friends in Manhattan, she takes a small digital videocamera, and shoots video of anything that captures h…

  • anon

    I thought Raven had best Hurricane
    Frances video coverage. He says in his
    last video that he has had news
    credential problems with the city.