In our 2007 Trends article on the HearMeSeeMe web we talked about the possibility that video and audio content may overtake text and the still image on the web. Now Ben Marshall over at the Guardian's blog wonders a similar thing. He suggests that the low cost to make video and the ease of access to online video tools is making it easier to video-blog as it is to write one.

In our 2007 Trends article on the HearMeSeeMe web we talked about the possibility that video and audio content may overtake text and the still image on the web. Now Ben Marshall over at the Guardian’s blog wonders a similar thing. He suggests that the low cost to make video and the ease of access to online video tools is making it easier to video-blog as it is to write one. He says:

With tapes costing almost nothing and editing tools freely available and easy to use, it is no surprise that vlogs (video web logs) are now almost as ubiquitous as written blogs. The flipside is that just because something is cheap and easy to do it doesn’t necessarily make it any good. Unsurprisingly, the vast majority of the stuff out there is garbage, often amounting to little more than some bearded dork, with the politics of a recalcitrant nine-year-old, venting his spleen in the mistaken belief that we’ll find him amusing. Occasionally even these, if suitably deranged, can be momentarily diverting.

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