Now that didn't take very long. Within weeks after the podcasting hype landed, vlogs (video weblogs) are trying to take over the spotlight.
At first glance, I have the same problem with a video blog that I have with a podcast. The computer simply isn't a medium that we use for listening to audio or watching video. And while I can still listen to a podcast on my iPod (provided that podcasters start creating content that's worth listening to), I'm bound to my desktop or laptop computer to watch a vlog.
Besides, most people aren't technically capable of creating a video file that is worth watching. But that might be a good thing because it creates some evolutionary selection.
PS. Silicon Valley's Sleuth new year's resolution for 2005 is to write less about weblogs. But it remains a sector where a lot of exiting things are happening and that has the potential to upset the status quo in the world of traditional media as well as forcing a new level of openess from big corporations.
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