Re: [videoblogging] Re: Uniqueness of Video Blogging

On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 08:57:13 -0000, petertheman <peter@…>
wrote:

>> http://kenyattacheese.net/projects/vogbrowser/
>
> This is fucking brilliant. It becomes SO much more enjoyable to browse
> videos. Wow. Wow. If it's functional, and I can subscribe to feeds
> (like Bloglines), I will definitely use it.

Just to specify because I think Kenyatta's name is a bit misleading. What
Kenyatta has made is an RSS aggregator that can display enclosed videos.
It's not a "browser" in the sense that Internet Explorer is a browser.
It's a "browser" in the sense that Bloglines is a blog-"browser". And
that's how it should be. I like the interface of Kenyatta's project a lot.

> In short: I had been thinking about this for many months, now that I
> see it it clicks immediately. We need this. We need vogbrowsers.
> Videoblogbrowsers. Keep up the good work. It's brilliant.

I disagree. I need video capabilities in my RSS aggregator, and I need
video capabilities in my browser. I already have video capabilities in my
browser – it's my RSS aggregator that's lacking right now. Having a
specialized "vogbrowser" would only limit how far videoblogs can spread.
Why should I need three different browsers to look at the world wide web?
No, the "browser" part is working (almost) just fine. I don't want to ever
see a message when I'm trying to open a blog entry saying "Sorry, you need
a vogbrowser to view this page."

An RSS aggregator with video capabilities would be really nice though.
That's what Kenyatta is working on (as far as I can tell, not having
spoken with the guy. Jump in if I'm wrong), and it's a noble project
indeed.

– Andreas

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