Sunday, March 14, 2010

What are the trends in the vlogosphere?

State of the Vlogosphere 2010 by the MeFeedia Blog

I just read another great article, by Frank Sinton, about the current trends for video podcasters or vlogs or vloggers or whatever you'd like to call it. I hope that one day the online-web-video jargon will standarize it's use of terms.

So, what are some of the highlights? YouTube is still the champion, but it seems that other video sharing sites are starting to gain some traction. Blip is up to 14% of the market and Independent publishers are 18%. I think these are exciting trends. There are quite a few other sites like Viddler and Vimeo that offer it's users tools that YouTube does not offer. I hope that they'll someday get the press that they deserve.

Video consumption is also expanding into the mobile marketplace. The iPhone, Android, and Blackberry smart phones have all been upping the ante on the competition of eyeballs hungry for content. I remember way back in the day (like 2003) saying that no one would want to watch a jerky, buffering, gainy video stream! Ha, I have been eating crow ever since. The future is mobile and more.

I can't wait to see what companies, maybe Netflix or Apple, will be working on next. Hopefully, our broadband loads will be able to increase in size and decrease in expense to allow a great user experience!

So, where do you go? What are your trends on watching online video? Desktop, laptop, smart phone, iPad, iPod, Zune...where are your eyeballs?