Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Are Vlogs Heading Mainstream?

With the love of all that's YouTube, the hubbaloo over the Rocketboom/Congdon saga, vlogs are now more a part of mainstream media. Plus, with companies like 88SLIDE making vlogs that are slick looking and reflect mainstream gameshows, does this mean that vlogs have made it, and the general public is going to start downloading (iTuning?) in droves?

Well, after the great Scoble hiring saga (everything is a saga tonight, because it has been a long day), looks to be taking podcasts and now vidcasts quite seriously.

They've bought two of my favorite vidcast star/producer: Irina Slutsky (who always manhandles me on IM) and Eddie Codel. Geek Entertainment TV is now part of the Podtech network, with the official announcement.

I asked uber-SL'er and podcaster, Eric Rice, for a quote: this shows how vlogging is just normal media. Video is just media, sometimes we like to see, not hear. And other times, it's reversed. Wow, we're pretty normal after all.

By having Irina as the interviewer (she is former Red Herring, don't forget) and Eddie producing, it takes the level of vlogging at Podtech to a higher level, and shows that Podtech is serious about the market.

Plus, well, Irina rocks. :)

BTW, photos by Eddie. :)

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