A 79 year old silver surfer is addicted to Youtube. He posts his first video blog asking for for some help and encouragement and tells us what he’ll mostly do on his blog is “bitch and grumble about life in general in the perspective of an old man”. Euhrm, fun. About a week later there are 178 video responses (!) by other youtube users and 6409 text responses.
I didn’t think of youtube yet as a video blogging and conversation platform. What I use it mostly for, and most people I guess, is to watch funny clips and old tv shows, but it seems that there’s a whole lot of videoblogging and conversations going on. I did a search to see if some other people had noticed this and the Technology Evangelist had a post up ‘Youtube Becoming a User Contributes Video Blogging Platform‘. They say that if all the copyrighted material should be deleted from youtube because of legal reasons, the site will still be a huge success because of the thriving videoblogging community. Youtube is an ideal latform for starting video dialogs because they host the video for you, provide easy schmeazy upload features and allready have a very active community.