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Glogster has announced a few service updates today. Glogster is like blogging but it’s glogging. No seriously. Basically you create "posters" using a Flash application by combining pre-made and user-generated content. Josh has a good review of Glogster from earlier this year. Josh notes, "Glogster has no inclination to go after people who want to write something every day. Instead, the site is geared toward the tween crowd, or anyone else who enjoys partaking in glitter graphics, or those strange greeting cards with dogs and cats that have been Photoshopped to have enormous eyeballs. That being said, using the right tools, Glogster users can create classy looking stuff with a distinct visual style, even if it’s got a single-use, disposable life cycle of something like an e-card."
Today’s announcement allows Glogster users to add YouTube videos to their glogs to bring more life to them than they could previously. The other major update offers users the chance to add live webcam videos into their glogs. Both of these additions should help Glogster to let their users show off their own personality more than before. While I can’t see myself creating any glogs, for the right target and demographic, Glogster could do well. Compete has Glogster at 50k monthly visitors (U.S. only) and Google has Glogster at 120k monthly visitors (worldwide). Both charts show the numbers increasing month over month.
Here are a couple of the most popular "glogs":