Is it Time to Start Abusing Vloggers?

Jun 28th, 2006 | By | Category: Vlogs

Remember when media outlets couldn’t seem to figure out podcasts, so they dismissed them?

Now that podcasting is rapidly being adopted by mainstream publishers, the technology critics appear to be moving on to abusing vloggers.

The Washington Post describes vlogging as the Amateur Hour On Video. That appears to have been too generous for Valleywag, which describes vloggers as self-obsessed, self-righteous, awkward sell-outs.

The Washington Post’s comment is from a recent article on vlogging that introduces the technology while dismissing it as the amateur hour.Valleywag took a look at the recent Vloggercon convention and decided that vlogging is just lame TV. ‚ÄúVlogging‚Äôs a worthy medium, but a crippled one, as the vlogging in-crowd fiercely protects the weaknesses of the medium as it starts becoming profitable.‚Äù

These articles are a bit like d√©j√† vu all over again. One has to wonder how long it will be until the Post and Valleywag are publishing video podcasts…..

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