Web video has lost its innocence and incorporates notions of subversions and empowerment, says Sascha Simons. Web videos function as a medium of testimony, of the witness. A witnessing that needs to be repeated and confirmed again and again. The video as a testimonial medium of course raises the question of authenticity. We need to research an aesthetic of authenticity, of empowerment and of innovation. Video is in this way standing in a tradition, but also breaking with these traditions.