Now it's vlogging

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    Lacero

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    I don't even bother reading other people's blogs, let alone kill my bandwidth on vlogs. If anybody has anything special to say, they'd already be celebrities.


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    Whoosh, what a relief!

    I thought it was going to be called Vodcasting, which evoked images of vodka getting sprayed all over the place.
     
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    I don't think "vlogging" is much better. In fact, I think it's worse.
     
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    just as it's ben affleck and jennifer garner and not bennifer, and tom cruise and katie holmes and not tomkat, it's video podcasting (or video blogging) and not vlogging. vlogging is a horrible horrible word, just like "froyo" for frozen yogurt and "hocho" for hot chocolate. atleast "blog" is short for something.
     
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    I feel a disruption in the force... as if... millions of megabytes of bandwidth screamed in terror... then fell silent...
     
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    Right on.

    No one has anything of value to say to anyone else.

    Thoreau imagined that the first bit of news to come over the ocean would be that the Queen had the whooping caugh. Though I don't think that was exactly it, he could not have been more correct.

    Not much has changed, either.
     
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    True ... but at least it's less painful than flogging.
     
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    "vlogger publicly flogged"
     
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    Also known as one-handed clapping.
     
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    How many different names are we going to have for video podcasts?!

    Since everyone keeps adding some form of the word "video" onto the beginning of words, I propose instead "podeo" (TM). Podeo is short for podcast + video.

    This will work well in English, as well as in Latinate languages and other tongues where video is already a common word.

    Video literally means "I see," therefore Podeo means "I pod."

    I think my work here is done. :D
     
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    I predict that this will be just a passing fad. Just like people posting webcams of themselves.

    Sure, some people do this, and some might actually still be interested, but the majority of these have become simple pay-for-porn sites and have little relationship to the original concept that the press once said would take over the world.
     
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    People are trying to think up ways to be celebs on a dime budget. I have enough junk to keep track off and blogs is not on that list, and will never be.

    Connecting people together, that slogan has been abused to death IMHO. :rolleyes:

    Use that extra bandwidth on MR and post something useful. ;) :D
     
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    Ugh.. You aren't important enough for me to read your blog, why would I want to LISTEN/WATCH your rants about the mean counter person at the local Burger King who wouldn't give you catsup? Pancakes.. keep the ugly people under cover!
     
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    Although, vlogging sounds sort of dirty. Something you wouldn't admit to your mother. I like it. :)
     
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    Despite the popular stereotype of blogs I've actually found a couple that are interesting (primarily because the owners of the blogs tend to focus more on academic topics and incorporate that into their opinions/findings).

    As for a transition into video-blogging I liken it to reading vs watching a film: both have their pros and cons. I personally prefer the security of the written word as opposed to whoring myself out for all to see.

    I (like many others) also tend to write better than I can speak with regard to expression. I think a more seamless integration with operating systems as well as the hardware to create video blogs (web cams etc) would be necessary. While most people have broadband Internet access, downloading a video blog is still a chunk of time people would rather be doing something else. I also tend to think that, most of the time, focusing one's thoughts into a written medium produces better work than jumping in front of a camera. This could work in an opposite fashion with many as well however.

    I don't discount its use, but I think certain people either have the ability of presence or they don't - and I see the latter making up the majority of these watered down video diaries that may come to proliferate this corner of online culture.
     
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    Like MacRumors? (Face it, MR is a blog, whether you want to call it one or not.) So's SlashDot (probably the oldest blog, dating from before the term was coined.)
     
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    So sure, you can consider MR a blog. I was making more of a statement about services such as LiveJournal and the like.
     

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