From sci-fi fantasy to full-blown fad, video blogging is the new scrapbooking. Though it hit the digital scene several years back, it was then a cumbersome process requiring high-tech equipment, editing software and a good bit of human know-how. The rise of video cameras with wireless capabilities has changed all of that. More and more people are recording their lives and uploading them directly to the Internet on the go.
A video blog replaces the customary type-written, audio and/or still pictures of the traditional web log. In the past, this form of media was primarily a tool of businesses. Yet, as digital video technology has evolved, today’s typical users are individuals who post video clips to a host site open to a closed audience of family and friends or to the broader audience on the World Wide Web.
Vlogging is a simple, fast way to permanently record travels, major events, daily activities and more. Like an animated scrapbook, it’s easy to relive the memories later by scrolling back through the video posts. Some children will grow up to find that their entire lives from the womb to the wedding are a click away on the Internet and viewable in 30-second to 5-minute snippets.
The new age in video blogging has begun, and everybody is doing it. Are you?