The Rise of the YouTube Vlogger

With the surge of new media and technology over the past decade and beyond, it’s no surprise that entertainment preferences are changing with each coming generation. One of the most recent trends comes from not a streaming service or television, but rather from YouTube. Blogs have taken a new form through “vlogging,” or “video blogging,” […]

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Final Website Reflection

Creating my own website has been a great educational experience for me. I have used WordPress in the past, but I have never gone as deep into what it has to offer until this course. First of all, I loved the flexibility that I had with personalizing the website. I was able to pick a […]

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Creative Project Proposal

Since my final project is about the rise in the popularity of YouTube vlogs, I thought it would only be appropriate that I try creating some vlogs myself. I have been able to determine the appeal behind why viewing vlogs is enjoyable, and now I would like to experience what happens on the other side […]

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Research Essay Rough Draft

With the surge of new media and technology over the past decade and beyond, it’s no surprise that entertainment preferences are changing with each coming generation. One of the most recent trends comes from not a streaming service or television, but rather from YouTube. Blogs have taken a new form through “vlogging,” or “video blogging,” […]

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Annotated Bibliography

Molyneaux, Heather, et al. “New Visual Media and Gender: A Content, Visual, and Audience Analysis of YouTube Vlogs.” Conference Papers — International Communication Association, 2008 Annual Meeting 2008, pp. 1–12. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=ufh&AN=36957085&site=ehost-live&scope=site. This article analyzes how and why video blogs (or “vlogs”) are an increasingly popular form of communication. It explains how “videos can aid […]

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