Wall Street Journal writer Walter S. Mossberg writes today about the world beyond YouTube. Says Mossberg, “…YouTube is sometimes seen as synonymous with the Internet video revolution, there is a lot more to Web video. In fact, some of the most interesting video on the Web isn’t even the type of stuff that’s most popular on YouTube — short, one-off clips.”
Mossberg is pointing to the proliferation of serialized content (which, parenthetically, is where we’re going with GooTubeConspiracy).
Says Mossberg: In various corners of the Web, people are producing real, episodic TV shows, including news, drama and comedy — sometimes with real actors and professional production values. Some of these longer-form, episodic shows are called video blogs, or vlogs, but others simply call themselves shows. Instead of lasting just a few minutes, they can run up to half an hour. These programs have more in common with regular broadcast and cable shows than with those emailed clips.
Mossberg’s favorite is blip.tv, which hosts a collection of serialized content, and also helps creators attract funding, sponsors and advertisers.