YouTube copies Vloggies

Ahh, YouTube is coming late to the video awards show game. Mashable is saying that tomorrow YouTube will announce its own online video contest. Destined to be very popular, I’m sure.

Glad to see we’re six months ahead of YouTube (not that it’ll matter much, YouTube has considerable brand and coolness factor going for it) but we have the Vloggies Show.

Just last week we put up a ton of interviews with online video producers. Here’s what you’ll find on the VloggiesShow blog — interviews with:

  1. Adam Zbar of Zannel, large-scale viral media network.
  2. Steffan Ray, communication director of Austin’s public access TV station.
  3. Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine, creator of Ask a Ninja.
  4. Andrew Baron of Rocketboom.
  5. Susan Kirkpatrick, founder of KityKity.
  6. Reverend BIlly of the Church of Stop Shopping.
  7. Colin Devroe, of Viddler, a service that lets you post much higher quality video than YouTube.
  8. Bonny Pierzina, who runs a satirical news show.
  9. Nontourage, who does a hit webisode series “Almost There.”

Thanks to Seagate for sponsoring both the VloggiesShow as well as ScobleShow. I greatly appreciate Seagate’s backing of up-and-coming video talent.

Seriously, it’s great that there’s more places to find great video. I’m looking forward to the YouTube awards.

Comments

  1. Google is copying PodTech. What a complement to PodTech. I’m very surprised that YouTube would come out and piss on the ecosystem by competing with PodTech. PodTech will be certainly outgunned by YouTube and Google.

    I’m surprised that YouTube would be competing with PodTech. Very interesting

  2. Google is copying PodTech. What a complement to PodTech. I’m very surprised that YouTube would come out and piss on the ecosystem by competing with PodTech. PodTech will be certainly outgunned by YouTube and Google.

    I’m surprised that YouTube would be competing with PodTech. Very interesting

  3. Why do I get the feeling ‘vloggies’ != anything from YouTube, and now this is the same, but reciprocal? Argh.

    Video is video, doesn’t matter who does it, where it lives, what they call it, or if they even believe they are part of a movement. I see no difference.

    Merge thinking, not divide it!

  4. Why do I get the feeling ‘vloggies’ != anything from YouTube, and now this is the same, but reciprocal? Argh.

    Video is video, doesn’t matter who does it, where it lives, what they call it, or if they even believe they are part of a movement. I see no difference.

    Merge thinking, not divide it!

  5. Lubos and everyone else who missed Robert’s point that this floats all boats in online video, while perhaps leveraging its larger audience to move the Vloggies to a 2nd tier awards show (perhaps not, but given the budget differential and audience size, more perhaps than not):

    Everything is informed and formed by what came before it – it could be argued that the vloggies copied the webby’s who copied the academy awards who copied the…

    sure, if you want a fan fight, call it copying or slyly infer they are stealing the idea. Bottom line is that there may be several different video awards for online – perhaps even ‘the academy’ may one day have its own category or entire awards – I know how it feels when people or companies do the same thing you have done, or are preparing to do, it just sucks, but to say they are copying is not correct.

    this is where players in the ecosystem have a real serious challenge, to carve out enough of a niche by serving a distinct audience, or creating such a unique point of view that it can not be challenged. there are plenty of such opportunities for the Vloggies to still ‘own’ its category – regular vloggers rather than one hit wondirs

  6. Lubos and everyone else who missed Robert’s point that this floats all boats in online video, while perhaps leveraging its larger audience to move the Vloggies to a 2nd tier awards show (perhaps not, but given the budget differential and audience size, more perhaps than not):

    Everything is informed and formed by what came before it – it could be argued that the vloggies copied the webby’s who copied the academy awards who copied the…

    sure, if you want a fan fight, call it copying or slyly infer they are stealing the idea. Bottom line is that there may be several different video awards for online – perhaps even ‘the academy’ may one day have its own category or entire awards – I know how it feels when people or companies do the same thing you have done, or are preparing to do, it just sucks, but to say they are copying is not correct.

    this is where players in the ecosystem have a real serious challenge, to carve out enough of a niche by serving a distinct audience, or creating such a unique point of view that it can not be challenged. there are plenty of such opportunities for the Vloggies to still ‘own’ its category – regular vloggers rather than one hit wondirs

  7. The YouTube awards reflect a fairly standard truth in the history of technology: you don’t have to be first to market to be successful. In fact, being late to the party is often more strongly correlated with long-term success.

    Tivo, Netscape and WordPerfect were all pioneers in their respective fields…and all were later swallowed by the market forces they helped unleash.

    Just sayin’…

    Carmi
    http://writteninc.blogspot.com/

  8. The YouTube awards reflect a fairly standard truth in the history of technology: you don’t have to be first to market to be successful. In fact, being late to the party is often more strongly correlated with long-term success.

    Tivo, Netscape and WordPerfect were all pioneers in their respective fields…and all were later swallowed by the market forces they helped unleash.

    Just sayin’…

    Carmi
    http://writteninc.blogspot.com/

  9. Translation: Oh the horror, YouTube stole the awards idea from us (even though we are just a bad photocopy of the Oscars). Google is totally evil and insular, yea yah. How dare they attempt to define the parameters for participation. Self-serving inane awards shows aren’t limited to “Old Media”, no no, “New Media” can have their own too, but we were first, pout pout, and we include everyone — well we have to, our own network just isn’t that big, nor has the same reach. But bad bad Google, we only like them when our own blogs rank high in all that Googleish random noise that attempts to pass itself off as a search engine, then they get love.

  10. Translation: Oh the horror, YouTube stole the awards idea from us (even though we are just a bad photocopy of the Oscars). Google is totally evil and insular, yea yah. How dare they attempt to define the parameters for participation. Self-serving inane awards shows aren’t limited to “Old Media”, no no, “New Media” can have their own too, but we were first, pout pout, and we include everyone — well we have to, our own network just isn’t that big, nor has the same reach. But bad bad Google, we only like them when our own blogs rank high in all that Googleish random noise that attempts to pass itself off as a search engine, then they get love.

  11. more places to find great video

    … heh… but wait there’s more …not just great video, but it’s the GREATEST videos in the history of the world!

  12. more places to find great video

    … heh… but wait there’s more …not just great video, but it’s the GREATEST videos in the history of the world!

  13. In the interests of full disclosure, I’m nominated in YouTube’s “best commentary” category. And you should vote for me.

    As to whether YouTube are “copying” the vloggies, I think it’s safe to say that (to date) YouTube and “vlogging” exist in two parallel universes with little crossover (other than, oh, say, myself – did I mention you should vote for me?)

    Was there much YouTube derived content at the Vloggies last year? Will there be this year?

    And did I mention, you should vote for me? You do have a YouTube account, right?

  14. In the interests of full disclosure, I’m nominated in YouTube’s “best commentary” category. And you should vote for me.

    As to whether YouTube are “copying” the vloggies, I think it’s safe to say that (to date) YouTube and “vlogging” exist in two parallel universes with little crossover (other than, oh, say, myself – did I mention you should vote for me?)

    Was there much YouTube derived content at the Vloggies last year? Will there be this year?

    And did I mention, you should vote for me? You do have a YouTube account, right?