As part of the assignment for this week, I have looked at (and furled) several moblogs, videoblogs, photoblogs and audioblogs. It was an interesting experience.
First of all, I have to say that the audioblogs I looked at were garbage – mostly people just being stupid. Like the woman who recorded a two-year-old child while she took the pacifier out of his mouth and put it back in. I hope that there are some decent ones out there, but I didn’t find them.
Where I found some great stuff was in videoblogging and photoblogging. Moblogging, too, I guess. There were some really excellent sites. In one videoblog, Jay Dedman shot a video of where he works, the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. It was interesting and informative and well done. I also liked the EastSouthWestNorth photoblog. There was substance. The moblogs were also interesting. One I looked at was done by Rasa.
I can see potential with these. I could see using the photoblogs of others as writing prompts for my students. I could see having my students learn to do their own videoblogs or photblogs as a way of letting their friends and family back home see what their lives are like now. I will look at more of these and undoubtedly come up with more ideas of how I might use them. The possibilities are endless, aren’t they?