A video blog or video log, usually shortened to vlog /vlɒɡ/, is a
form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web
Vlog entries often combine embedded video (or a video
link) with supporting text, images, and other metadata. Entries can be
recorded in one take or cut into multiple parts.
Vlog category is
popular on the video sharing platform YouTube.
Video logs (vlogs) also often take advantage of web syndication to
allow for the distribution of video over the Internet using either the
RSS or Atom syndication formats, for automatic aggregation and
playback on mobile devices and personal computers (See video podcast).
1.1 Guinness World Record
2.1 Personal vlogs
2.2 Live broadcasting vlogs
6 Miscellaneous events
7 See also
9 External links
See also: History of blogging
On January 2, 2000, Adam Kontras posted a video alongside a blog entry
aimed at informing his friends and family of his cross-country move to
Los Angeles in pursuit of show business, marking the first post on
what would later become the longest-running video blog in
history. In November of that year, Adrian Miles posted a
video of changing text on a still image, coining the term vog to refer
to his video blog. Filmmaker and musician Luuk Bouwman started
in 2002 the now-defunct Tropisms.org site as a video diary of his
post-college travels, one of the first sites to be called a vlog or
videolog. In 2004,
Steve Garfield launched his own video blog
and declared that year "the year of the video blog".
President of Russia
President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev's videoblog posted after
his visit to
Latin America in November 2008
Vlogging saw a strong increase in popularity beginning in 2005. The
Yahoo! Videoblogging Group saw its membership increase dramatically in
2005. The most popular video sharing site to date, YouTube,
was founded in February 2005. By July 2006, it had become the 5th most
popular web destination, with 100 million videos viewed daily and
65,000 new uploads per day.
Many open source content management systems have enabled the inclusion
of video content, allowing bloggers to host and administer their own
video blogging sites. In addition, the convergence of mobile phones
with digital cameras allows publishing of video content to the Web
almost as it is recorded. Radio and television stations may use
video blogging as a way to help interact more with listeners and
Guinness World Record
Charles Trippy, under the
Internet Killed Television
currently holds the Guinness World Record for the “Most Consecutive
Video Blogs Posted On YouTube,” with over 3,000
Hosted in Los Angeles, California,
VidCon is an annual convention that
YouTube content creators and viewers to come together in order
to share content ideas and business contacts. The first VidCon
event was held on July 10 and 11, 2010, and has now become the largest
in-person gathering of internet creators, viewers, and
representatives. This convention realizes that the ways in which
society entertains, educates, shares, and communicates are being
revolutionized, and chooses to highlight this fact via panels, meet
and greets, and talks given to audiences at the convention.
The personal vlog is an online video which records an individual to
deliver information that they intend to introduce to people. The
audience is not as varied as one's from corporation or organization.
Live broadcasting vlogs
YouTube announced a live broadcasting feature called
YouTube Live in
2008. This feature was also established by other social platforms such
Instagram and Facebook.
YouTube currently ranks among the top three most-visited sites on the
web. As a high traffic area for video bloggers, or vloggers,
YouTube has created a platform for these participants to present their
personal videos, which oftentimes are filmed using hand held point and
shoot cameras. The popularity of vlogs in the
has risen exponentially in the past few years; out of the top 100
YouTube channels, 17 provide vlogs as their primary
style of footage. Many of these vloggers are a part of the YouTube
Partner Program, which professionalizes the industry and allows for
monetary gain from video production. This professionalization
additionally helps increase exposure to various channels as well as
creates a sense of stability within the field. Additionally, this
professionalization allows content creators to be deemed a credible
source by their viewers. Furthermore, many vloggers have been able to
turn their channels into sustainable careers; in 2013, the highest
paid vlogger brought in a minimum of $720,000 for the year.
Hollywood is taking notice of this rising medium, and has placed its
value ranked over other entertainment companies such as Marvel, which
was recently bought out by Disney as well.
I’m Vlogging Here is a 90-minute "vlogumentary" that focuses on
documenting the world of video blogging and centers on YouTube
vloggers that have found success in using this medium. Starring
Shay Carl and his family of ShayTards, this film,
to be released in late 2016, follows a family whose lives have been
drastically altered by vlogging, as their day-to-day lives are
documented and uploaded for the world to see.
Shay Carl is a
co-founder of Maker Studios, a
YouTube based video supplier bought out
by The Walt Disney Company. The involvement of larger corporations
outside of the Internet industries is a primary example of the
ever-increasing need for a strong front on the digital side of one’s
company. This documentary is being created by a group with links to
YouTube community in hopes that it will spark interest and raise
awareness of the impact that vlogging and the digital community are
having on the entertainment industry.
A video log created while riding a motorcycle is known as a motovlog
(abbreviation of motorcycle video blog).
2005, January – Vloggercon, the first vlogger conference, is held in
New York City.
2006, November –
Irina Slutsky created and hosted The Vloggies, the
first annual video blog awards.
2007, May and August –
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal places a
grandmother on the front page of its Personal Journal section.
In August 2007, she was featured on an ABC World News Tonight
segment showing the elderly now becoming involved in the online
History of blogging
Lifecasting (video stream)
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Video Blogging &
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Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho
Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho (February 7, 2009). "Pinoy Culture Video
Blog" (in Filipino). GMA Network. Retrieved February 28, 2009.
^ Miles, Adrian (November 27, 2000). "Welcome". Archived from the
original on January 8, 2004. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
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on July 23, 2001. Retrieved June 3, 2010.
^ "vlogging: collaborative online video blogging at tropisms.org".
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^ Seenan, Gerard (7 August 2004). "Forget the bloggers, it's the
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^ Garfield, Steve (January 1, 2004). "2004: The Year of the Video
Blog". Archived from the original on December 31, 2004. Retrieved June
^ Garfield, Steve (January 1, 2004). "2004: The Year of the Video
Blog". Steve Garfield's
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^ Those darn video blogging pioneers BusinessWeek Archived July 17,
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^ Blogging +
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^ "Most consecutive daily personal video blogs posted on YouTube".
Guinness World Record. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
^ a b "Vidcon". Vidcon. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
VidCon Returns To Anaheim August 1–3, Anticipates 10,000
Attendees". New Media Rockstars. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
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^ "What is the
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^ "Why is
YouTube brand Maker Studios worth more than Marvel to
Disney?". the Guardian. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
^ "Vlogumentary (2014)". IMDb. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
^ Barnes, Brooks (March 24, 2014). "Disney Buys Maker Studios, Video
Supplier for YouTube". The New York Times. Los Angeles. Retrieved
January 15, 2016.
^ Watch me@
Vlog The Times of India
^ A Night at the Vloggies Red Herring[permanent dead link]
^ Jessica E. Vascellaro (May 10, 2007). "Using
YouTube for Posterity".
Wall Street Journal. p. D1.
^ "The Elderly
YouTube Generation". August 8, 2007.
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