From Lifestyle VLOGs to Everyday Interactions
Lifestyle VLOGs are an immensely popular genre of video that people publicly upload to Youtube to document their lives (an archetypical example that appears in VLOG is here). The actual story is perhaps more complicated, as described very well by Roisin Kiberd here: the overall plotline of the video is generally aspirational (out of bed at 7am, cup of black coffee, cute fluffy dog). Nonetheless, the individual components (getting out of bed, pouring a cup of coffee) are accurate.VLOG is part of a growing ecosystem of datasets aimed at understanding everyday human interaction, each of which has complementary strengths. We compare our data on a number of fronts in the paper. One salient aspect for VLOG is scale in terms of sheer volume and participants -- by virtue of its implicit gathering approach, VLOG is clearly large, but importantly, comes from a far larger number of subjects.