Categorizing Online Video

Alfred Hermida ovaer at Reportr.net put up a post this past week on How Online Video is Different from Television and, while it doesn’t go as deep as the headline infers, he has an excellent breakdown of the types of video seen online.

He’s come up with five categories of video that work well on the web: experiential, direct, speak, show and explain. It’s a nice framework from which to build a discussion on video storytelling, one I think I’ll incorporate next semester.