April 4, 2007

"I don't see how you can deny that..."

"... this is something new on the table."

ADDED: Some people don't understand vlogging. I think a nice vlog for a blog post makes the blog bloggier, but some people are alarmed by blogginess. It brings out the you-a-law-professor side of a lot of people. Some people want the heavy signs of trustworthiness, like they try to serve up on the network news. If you cut into that with low-tech recording, rough edges, and -- oh, I don't know -- a glass of wine... it can really bend some people out of shape. But what's bloggier than bending people out of shape?

9 comments:

hdhouse said...

Ann - generally I'll go where your links send me. Honest. But don't send me there again. Please.

Now I'm scared for the rest of the day.

Galvanized said...

Vlogging indeed brings something new to the table -- and how can they miss it? -- just as blogging does, in that ordinary people (not talking heads) have the chance to express themselves in media with the possibility of drawing an audience, whereas it was only the established big guys before, and viewers were forcefed their choice of content, their formats. The everyday guy is what is new to the table, where it may have been just suits and money before. There are a lot of innovative thinkers out here that have their own voices and needed a platform/audience, and now they have it and the potential to make a name for themselves, through a backdoor. What the indie trend did for music and film, blogs and vlogs are doing for entertainment and news. It's a packaged deal.

Jeff said...

"Some people want the heavy signs of trustworthiness, like they try to serve up on the network news"

Please- I wouldn't trust the simps that run network (and local!) news any further than I could throw Dan Rather.

Joe said...

How the hell is this even remotely new? People blabbing semi-coherently to a camera?

It only proves that there's a reason most of us prefer to watch good looking, trained people deliver the news and opinions.

Maxine Weiss said...

Video is video, no matter the genre.

You've got to make it compelling and inject an urgency. Go on a crying jag, reveal startling information, be creative etc..

Peace, Maxine

Dale B said...

For me, a video blog means that I can't load it onto my mp3 player and listen to it in my car during the commute. If I want to listen I have to be in the same place as my computer. I never bother to watch as it's just talking heads.

It's not that there's anything wrong with talking heads as such. It's just that all the useful information is in the audio. The video is just a gimmick. I suppose that the video can be worth the huge bandwidth required but I haven't seen one yet where the video was worth the trouble.

Internet Ronin said...

HD: Matt isn't THAT bad in that vlog is he? (You'll notice I'm asking because after one look at the screen, I clicked out ;-)

I enjoy reading Yglesias far more than I like most of his vlogs and bloggingheads appearances. OTOH, I tend to really enjoy David Corn's vlogs.

Ann Althouse said...

Dale: Bloggingheads.tv can be downloaded as an audio podcast.

Dale B said...

Dale: Bloggingheads.tv can be downloaded as an audio podcast.

Thanks for that info. I guess that I need to check out the options a bit more thoroughly.