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June 29, 2006

New Media

Once upon a time, people mocked bloggers. Yes, I know it's hard to believe, after we toppled the Rather regime and all, but it's true. Bloggers were wanna be journalists, hacks, or worse. Now, of course, many journalists are wanna be bloggers.

Then there was podcasting. People mocked podcasters, calling us wanna be DJs. They said the music we played was substandard. OR they said we were violating copyright. RIAA hates us. And now, of course, podcasting is mainstream -- just ask NPR.

Now they're going after vloggers -- video podcasters, that is. The Washington Post calls it "Amateur Hour on Video". Valleywag is calling them self-obsessed, self-righteous, awkward sell-outs.

Truth is, I'd be vlogging right now if my video camera would plug into my computer. I've had a few great ideas for shows. After hearing the negative feedback about vlogging, maybe I need to start saving for a new camera. After all, if trends continue, CBS will be vlogging in the first quarter of 2009.

{edit: oops -- too late. ABC's World News Now is available as a video podcast on iTunes now. Someone, quick -- what's the next big trend?

Posted by Warren Kelly at June 29, 2006 11:50 AM | TrackBack
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