Wasn't it the case that "blog" once implied personal but eventually became a generic enough term such that personal or professional is not inherent?
There a problem with assuming the same thing will eventually happen with "Vlog"? I mean, I think that reacting with wild negativity to being associated with the term only hampers the process of the term/the medium getting to the point of being taken seriously. That said, I hope I don't have to get overweight to become a respected critic. -David Kowarsky http://network2.tv <http://network2.tv> http://focus.blip.tv <http://focus.blip.tv> --- In email@example.com, "Matt Savarino" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > I agree with Andrew... > > Vlog is simply short for video blog. > Blog is short for Web log. > > > So which of these words are we debating?... > > Video: Most people recognize moving pictures, regardless of its contents. > > Web: This is an obvious given. > > Log: This is just a list, usually tracked by time. > > So where could we possibly be confused? > Maybe it is the combined word "blog"? > > Do people associate the word blog with only personal online journals? > If so, I do not share that limited view of blogging. Both blog and > vlog plainly define a very general use of the Web. > > Maybe we should be creating a standard list of video genres? After > that, lets build a rating scale. All we then need is two overweight > critics. Vloggywood here we come! > > -Matt > http://vlogmap.org > > (And yes, I have thought about moving to a better domain.) > > > > --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, andrew michael baron > andrew@ wrote: > > > > When someone engages in the regular activity of posting online video, > > be it aimless, their own show or their own favorite links, in each > > case, its a an ongoing log of videos. > > > > YouTube (which uses the word 'vlog' in their interface), Blip and > > many other blog software packs are content management systems for > > logging data, be it text, images, video or whatever. > > > > Video specific sites like Youtube and Blip are designed specifically > > for the activity of logging video, or, vlogging. > > > > Drew > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]