Dateline: Junkyard Blog —
Michelle Malkin has a new weblog which is a video weblog. I have to be honest and say that I don’t get video weblogs (although I’d rather go video than audio, because you can also just not watch and turn the former in to the latter). There’s no denying, however, that video is the hot space for online content these days, both for weblogs and for other content areas.
I suspect that Malkin wants to get out on the front of the wave. The A-list of video weblogs has not been set yet and it certainly seems that early adopters have a big positional advantage. Beyond that, it is a common phenomenon that dominance can become self-sustaining where one is dominant because of the hot tips and contributed content, all of which flows in because one is dominant. Dozens, if not hundreds, of people will volunteer to be unpaid research assistants. It’s a great place to be if you want to be top of the heap.
I wish Malkin and her crew well — it will definitely be interesting to see from both a content and a technological point of view.