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Now that we are starting to see video podcasts becoming more commonplace there is confusion on what to call them. A term I see used a lot is vlog and I really hope this term doesn’t stick. I mean, how do you pronounce it, vee-log or […]

Now that we are starting to see video podcasts becoming more commonplace there is confusion on what to call them. A term I see used a lot is vlog and I really hope this term doesn’t stick. I mean, how do you pronounce it, vee-log or valog? Either way sounds just plain silly to me. Blog sounds like a real word but vlog never will. Another term that affects me like fingernails on a chalkboard is vblog. We don’t call audio podcasts ablogs so why call videos vblogs? The word just sounds goofy to me. The only term I’ve heard used that sounds OK to me is vidcasts. That kind of fits along with the whole podcast thing and makes sense to me. Of course, I’m open to good alternatives if anyone has some ideas.

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  1. I don’t know what they should be called either!

    I just know they are a force to be reckoned with!

    Hail Video on Blogs…

    Video Blogging.

    We Don’t Need No Stinking Keyboard.

  2. James,
    Who cares what they’re called or why. I hate to say it, but I may hate the term “tablet PC” because the only tablet’s I hauled around that weigh as much and are as bulky as most “Tablet PC’s” were those old three ring binders I had in grade school. Bottom line is vlog is as good of a name as vidcast is, after all, look at all the Mac haters that are upset with the term podcast because it’s too Mac-like.

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