A fun and challenging exercise with creating and posting video is called “Speedvlogging”. This playfully competitive activity can be described as such:
“Speedvlogging is a challenge, a competition of sorts. You challenge someone, you may do it freestyle or within some league that someone will be creating soon, and it is all done in a spirit of exploration, adrenaline rush and FUN.” -Speedvloggging.com
Where Speedvlogging’s hidden virtue may be found is the potential for it to be used as a training exercise that is transferrable to other types of content– politics, citizen journalism, or other forms that may require rapid deployment of video content.
Historically, the posting of audio and video files on the Web was nothing new. So what made the revolution happen?
A simple technology that made it easy for listeners or viewers to have audio and video automatically delivered, became captapulted into the limelight.
Imagine there are ten websites. Each of these websites interest you. Your job was to bookmark these sites and remember to visit them often, hopefully seeing fresh, new content. If one of those ten websites didn’t have fresh content, it’s possible to say that it would become a waste of your time to keep visiting.
Imagine that these same ten websites provided a special link that you’d need copy and paste once into a desktop- or web-based software program that would notify you when something was new. And part of the technology that powers that enables you to have audio and video automatically delivered when new audio and video is available.
It’s the pizza model: pickup or delivery. One requires more of your time; the other does not.
Some of the language you’ll see to describe this content includes words like ‘subscribe’ or ‘syndicate’. You might also hear about software referred to as ‘aggregators’ or ‘news readers’. These terms and usage come from the tech community, and may eventually fade into the background as more software companies or content creators use more consumer-friendly language that explains the benefits and not the features.