On Dec 5, 2005, at 11:51 AM, Michael Sullivan wrote:

>  if its within a videoblog form.... the word 'show' would be hard  
> to use.  they would just be videos.

I disagree. And so, what you are getting at here is the word "blog".  
It is important. As you all know, I have always looked to the history  
of "the blog" when discussing "format" for videoblogs. How can you  
not when using that word?

Its not "personal vs. show" that distinguishes the qualities that so  
many outspoken people here on this list focus on in order to separate  
all of us into two camps where one does not get to use the word  
"videoblog' because its show. We can also leave "podcasting" out of  
it; Podcasting is a matter of fact: it is or it isn't because its  
based on technology (rss enclosure), not format.

Videoblogging is more lose in definition because it is defined by  
many factors, some technologically based, and others "format based".

When a word is in flux based on "format", then what you have is a  
bunch of linguistic, metaphysical referents that do not have clear  
borders. Like the word 'love' can not be defined.

Yet, in doing our best to not speak in universals when discussing  
these things, we can notice patterns and attitudes, whether they are  
informed or not.

With blogging, you have personal diaries, and you have show, but  
there is so much more that it's silly to just focus on these two. Its  
shortsighted because what we see now is only just the obvious. The  
real beauty has yet to show itself, as more and more people begin to  
consider these same questions.

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