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Let’s talk about video blogging

According to Wikipedia, Videoblogging is:

A video blog, sometimes shortened to vlog is a blog that comprises video. Regular entries are typically presented in reverse chronological order and often combine embedded video or a video link with supporting text, images, and other metadata.

Vlogs also often take advantage of web syndication to allow for the distribution of video over the Internet using either the R.S.S. or Atom syndication formats, for automatic aggregation and playback on mobile devices and personal computers. Though many vlogs are collaborative efforts, the majority of vlogs and vlog entries are authored by individuals.

Some related links:

Presentation at CATS 2007
At last year’s Community of Academic Technology Staff (CATS) conference in Fullerton I did a presentation on video blogging (aka vlogging.) The PowerPoint from the session is here. I had a lot of videos in the PowerPoint. I have removed those from this web version of the PowerPoint and replaced them with hyperlinks to the vlog posts. I am including direct links below for reference.

List of video blog posts from presentation:


Due March 12

Find a vlog (also called a video blog)
Find a video blog
and post the URL of the vlog. Tell the class what the channel is about, if the vlog appears active and how many episodes are on the vlog. Label your post “This is a vlog.”

What is a video blog?

  • A vlog is a blog with posts that contain video and uses the structure of the blog as its content management system.
  • A vlog is not a movie on YouTube or Blip or a video anywhere else, or a Youtube or Blip channel. Typically the vlog contains both video and related text that puts the video in context.
  • A vlog is episodic and personal.
  • A vlog, like all blogs, is a channel in reverse chronological order.
  • A vlog usually allows comments and usually has an associated RSS feed.
  • Each episode on a vlog has a web accessible URL.
  • A vlog can often be converted into a video podcast.

Lynda Assignment
View iMovie HD 6 + iDVD 6 Essential Training, First Four Chapters and all the video segments in them. Here are the titles of those chapters:

  1. Getting Started
  2. Shooting Great Video
  3. iMovie ’06 Interface Essentials
  4. Importing Video

Due Today, March 5

  • Read: “We the Media,” by Dan Gillmor
    • Please read The Introduction through the end of Chapter 3. This is up through page 65 in the printed O’Reilly edition of the Dan Gillmor book. Label this post “We the Media”
    • Do a post on this blog (or put a link on this blog to a post on your own blog) related to that reading indicating what the author said and why you agree or disagree with the author.