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Re: [videoblogging] Re: Push the limits of Content and Delivery

By Joshua Kinberg | Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg@...> | joshkinberg
November 20, 2004 | Post #1879 | Topic #1830

You don't have to be a blogger to publish video on the web, but weblogs do = make the web part a lot easier. They provide a system for relatively easy p= ublishing of content. Each entry has an individual place on the web with a = permalink. Archives are handled nicely for you -- entries are timestamped a= nd have other metadata that is useful for categorizing you entries. There a= re other handy built-in features, should you opt to use them, such as comme= nts, trackbacks, and pings. And the big thing for me is RSS to ease distrib= ution of content. Of course, you can simply publish video on a website tha= t is not a blog, but your website can quickly get out of hand if you aren't= good at maintaining it. It will be hard to browse and search, and ultimate= ly it will be harder for users (let alone search engines) to find your vide= os. There is a lot of great video scattered all over the web now -- just tr= y and find it. This fact of the web is what makes WebJay so compelling to m= e. It attempts to address the "find it" problem by cultivating a community = of people who do just that -- they find things, point to them, and organize= them in playlists. They're pre-surfing the web for you -- which is what ma= ny bloggers do when they simply point to a link and add commentary. So, to= me, its not that blogging adds much to the video -- although some people t= ry to make their videoblogs like personal journals -- but its that it provi= des an easy system for regular publishing, organizing, archiving, and distr= ibution of content. Content, of course, can be anything. --Josh On Sat, 2= 0 Nov 2004 14:13:08 -0000, Deirdr=E9 Straughan <lists@...> wrote:= > > > > > > Why don't more people get involved? Lack of understanding = of what a blog > > is, and distance from the computer culture that many of = us vbloggers > take > > for granted. Many people out there don't find probl= ems with > TV/mainstream > > video media. In Oakland, CA, not enough people= have access to computers, > > much less access to a decent education. Whic= h reminds me, are there > any SF > > bay Area people who would like to talk= to me about setting up a video > > blogging program for high school studen= ts at oakland tech? > > Does it have to be blogging, however you define th= at? Within the > context of this group's title, I guess one could argue tha= t it should, > but perhaps we should not let our perceptions be bound by bl= ogging > "traditions" (which don't stretch all that far back anyway). > > = Personally, I was a "real" blogger for less than a month, and don't > have = a lot of sympathy with the format, though I applaud that it makes > publish= ing oneself on the web so much easier for so many. But I am > interested in= other ways that video can be used, with or without > surrounding text etc.= , by ANYbody who wants to say ANYthing. > > > Yahoo! Groups Links > > >= > >