Videoblogging Week Day 5. I shot some stuff to post yesterday but didn’t do it. It just felt like I needed to respond to the great discussion going on in the comments of the last post and I needed some time to think about it all. And what I’m thinking so far is that maybe why so many people are having a hard time with what I’ve thrown out there is that they are looking at it from inside the TV or commercial media paradigm. The problem with that is that this is not TV. Now as human beings we are driven to make sense of things and one main way we do that is by relating new information to old information. We see video and think, “Gosh, I’ve seen video on TV. Oh, I get it. This is like TV but on the Internet.” This kind of thinking fails us because it prevents us from seeing this new thing (videoblogging) for what it really is.
Now what it really is, is really just what we agree it is. And I’ve seen a shift in what we collectively agree videoblogging is. It’s not like we got together and voted on it but as more and more voices have joined the conversation, the number of people looking at it like TV on the internet has increased and changed the dynamics of the conversation.
These experiments are an attempt at pushing back. At trying to make sense of where this all came from and where it’s all going.
If you haven’t seen it yet, you should also watch and read Jay’s “The Talking Head Argument.”