Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Debate - Public - USA Out of Afghanistan

Debate - Public - USA Out of Afghanistan from Alfred Snider on Vimeo.

This public debate was held at the University of Vermont on 25 September 2009. The motion was, this House would remove all USA military forces from Afghanistan. This debate was held the night before the 2009 Robert Huber Memorial Debates, held at the University of Vermont, attended by 120 teams. Both events were sponsored by the Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont.

Participants were:
First prop team: Claremont Colleges, Savage & Wolfson
First opp team: Bard College, Lewis & Constantino
Second prop team: Cornell University, Karin & Shao
Second opp team: University of Vermont, Loeb & Gross

There was no formal vote or decision.

Huber Memorial Debates

Lawrence Debate Union

Video by Alfred Snider
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Lecture - WUDC - Five Thoughts for Competition - Boyle

Lecture - WUDC - Five Thoughts for Competition from Alfred Snider on Vimeo.

This lecture concerns five basic topics that debaters should consider before they go into competition. This is useful for debaters at all experience levels. The lecture was given at the Lawrence Debate Union at the University of Vermont in September 2009.

The speaker is Stephen Boyle, a debate coach at the University of Vermont. Stephen debated for University College Dublin and reached the elim rounds at WUDC twice, and won Hart House, Yale and the Irish Times Debates.

Lawrence Debate Union, University of Vermont

Video by Alfred Snider

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Debate Video Traffic Report

Most of the videos I have used on the DEBATE VIDEO site http://debatevideoblog.blogspot.com/ have been Google Videos http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=Alfred+Snider&emb=0&aq=f# but now that Google Video is not accepting anymore uploads we have switched to Vimeo at http://vimeo.com/videos/search:Alfred%20Snider and it seems to be working very well.

Traffic is fairly good at Google and picking up at Vimeo.

The most viewed Google Video is the finals from Cork Worlds with 29,000 views, and the least viewed is one about why I personally joined debate with 11 views. The rest of the 181 videos on Google are somewhere in between.

The Vimeo videos are picking up now, with 74 videos posted they are getting about 500-600 views a week, which is pretty good. The top video is a WUDC debate from last spring about state funding of art with 943 views and the least watched of the 74 is a lecture about third speeches in the WSDC format starring Debbie Newman at 1 view. Wow, Debbie Newman is an incredible lecturer and debate teacher, so I am sure it will pep up.

No real indication of how many plays we are getting through the other systems, like the general video file archive at http://www.uvm.edu/~debate/watch/?C=M;O=D where there seems to be a lot of traffic but we do not have a counter there and I am told cannot install one.

We are glad and proud to be offering so many debate related videos and have so many people watch them.

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