Daily Archives: February 24, 2010

Why Video Blogs will Rule

In the age of bloggers, basically independent journalism, and the fast-paced world of the internet, it is only a matter of time before vloggers become America’s top choice for news, a trend I think will catch on in the rest of the world as well. This is because of the vast range of sources and opinions that are available on blogs. Collectively, they usually paint a pretty accurate picture of problems, solutions, and opinions, which is what news can only really be judged on – Thier ability to paint the most accurate picture of current circumstances.

Already every time I flip on CNN or MSNBC, I see something about Twitter, or Facebook, or about the news channel’s blog. Plus the big channel’s news coverage is already mostly based on what’s being talked about online, which is usually the first place for a story to break. If it’s been on Twitter for a week steady, CNN will be all over it.

As blogging progresses, I think that it will be much more common for people to switch from written blogs, to video blogs..especially as professional blogger numbers continue to rise. The reason is more information, faster, and without being limited to having all of your attention on one screen.

It’s like the difference between books, and books on tape. You can’t read a book while you drive, but you can hear one. It just makes sense. If everyone video blogged, everyday, I could take the articles I want, and essentially add them to a playlist. The they could even sit in the corner of my screen as a minimized version, just playing, while I write emails, make a spread sheet, play games, ect. Add this functionality to a Discovery Engine like Alltop, or Redditall, and I would never have to jump from blog page to blog page again, wasting time hitting back and waiting for each page to load.

A huge part of internet usage right now is to gain more information about a specific topic, many times related to business or promotion of some kind. If I could gain all of this information in video form, not only could I fit in and absorb more information, and faster, but I could still be productive at my business while I’m learning. It’s the ultimate multi-task internet hack.

Now if only the playlist functionality existed…maybe if it did more people would video blog. What comes first, the chicken or the egg? This functionality would implement PERFECTLY into a browser. If no one else does it, I will, but the reason I’m letting it out is because I’m so busy with Beat-Play, that I wouldn’t mind if someone else stole it, because then I could benefit from it without putting the tremendous amount of work in to launch IT as well as Beat-Play. But whoever does, could end up being pretty well off..hint, hint.

Pretty soon you will start to see more video blog posts from me and my team. If all goes well, we would eventually like to transition totally to video blogs, in order to better serve our readers. I know that this is the future..because it’s just better..and better makes sense..someone’s going to figure it out. For now, don’t stop blogging, but maybe consider getting a makeover.

Written by: Dante Cullari Founder & President Beat-Play, LLC

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