Thursday, July 29, 2004 Video blogging the convention Video blogging the convention: "Is video blogging the next big thing?

While most bloggers are content posting text and a few poor-quality photos, Steve Garfield has been video blogging the convention.

Garfield tells why:

Video Blogging gives the viewer more information than a text blog. I've been experimenting with video blogging since the first of the year and thought that the DNC would be a great week to go out and practice some Citizen Journalism.
For giving the reader/viewer a sense of what happened, the video post is much more effective.

People are really excited about seeing things that the major media outlets are not showing.

Take for example the Wes Clark speech. I was there and felt the hall erupt with enthusiasm after he spoke about the flag. Digby had linked to the Salon article, which I could only read a portion of since it required a subscription, which told you about what happened, but my video actually showed the excitement and I think it really comes through.

Steve has uploaded seven (7) video reports from the DNC. If you have broadband, check them out (click title).


At 2:26 AM, Blogger Steve Garfield said...

Thanks for the link!

I couldn't find a link to email you.

Could you host my images on your site when you get a chance?



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