Google Video Wants Your Vlog

    April 5, 2005

At a cable television conference in San Francisco, California, Google co-founder Larry Page outlined his company’s vision for their video search service, Google Video.

Starting in what the Page refers to has “the next few days,” Google Video will begin archiving people’s personal videos and video blogs, which are being referred to as vlogs. In order to increase its index, Google is going to allow vloggers and people with personal videos to submit videos, which depending on the content, will be added to Google Video.

In order to add content to Google Video, visit their submission page.

Currently, Google Video offers users this style of search results: “Google Video will search the closed captioning text of all the programs in our archive for relevant results. Click on a program title on your results page and you can look through short snippets of the text along with still images from the show.”

With Google’s desire to add personal videos and vlogs, can video blogging grow as quickly as normal weblogs? According to the BBC:

Video blogging – vlogging – is still a new phenomenon but is expected to take off as web space becomes cheaper – or even free – and digital cameras become ever more sophisticated.

There are a number of websites which already offer vlogging services, but video blogging remains in an embryonic stage.

“In the next few days, we’re actually going to start taking video submissions from people, and we’re not quite sure what we’re going to get, but we decided we’d try this experiment,” said Mr Page.

Spokespeople for Google indicated more information about Google Video and their submission process would be made available in coming days.

Chris Richardson is a search engine writer and editor for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest search news.