Videos have a universal appeal. Like music, they can be understood without specialist knowledge. They are fun. They are popular. So popular that Youtube, the most-visited videosharing site on the planet, now streams an average of over one billion videos a day. Videos shared in Youtube and other videosharing sites usually last less than 10 minutes and they are called video clips or simply clips.
Video clips are available in many categories classified according to their content. The most popular categories include comedy, education, entertainment, gaming, howto, music, people, technology, sports and travel.
The widespread popularity of video clips has led to the rise a new culture – the clip culture – one that is immersed in the production and consumption of shared video clips.
The presentation below is about how online evangelizers or cybermissionaries can take full advantage of the popularity of videosharing and this emerging new culture in order to spread God’s Word and help others grow in their faith.
I will give the above presentation tomorrow afternoon (12 Dec 2009) during the “Writing the Word on the Net” Workshop organized by the Couples for Christ (CFC). The aim of the daylong workshop is “to orient and equip full-time workers, community leaders and members interested in writing about their Christian faith on the web.”
Other speakers in the workshop are Jun Asis of Mabutingbalita.net, Tina Matanguihan of Refineme.org and James Michael “Ganns” Deen of Gannsdeen.com. The workshop was held at the CFC Center in Ortigas Avenue, Madaluyong City.