Sunday, January 15, 2006

Rutland Herald: 'Vlogs' make blogs so 2005

Rutland Herald: Rutland Vermont News & Information: "Initially, blogging opened up written journalism to anybody with a computer and an Internet connection. Then podcasting appeared, and every accountant or bartender who harbored dreams of hosting a radio show could do just that, and distribute it to the world.

Now it is video's turn to break away from its old masters, the television stations and Hollywood studios.

Video blogging, or vlogging, started catching on in the middle of last year.

'I'm averaging about 15th place on iTunes. I keep getting tons more subscribers, which is great,' says Chris Wireman, 43, a Denver software engineer with a skateboarding vlog.

Wireman has been skateboarding since he was a teenager and videotaping skating adventures for several years. He decided to bring more entrepreneurial energy to his videos and started the vlog in September." (more)

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