Video and Blogging: the chatter increases

Tom and Me on Seesmic
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It’s been a while between drinks here on Spinning … . I’ve been engaged in a blogging and life-activity sense elsewhere. Not that I haven’t been busy in the world of e-learning, but it’s been the Clayton’s blogging (blogging you do when not blogging) i.e., tweeting, instant messaging and so on which has been occupying me. The whole Twitter universe seems to have expanded incredibly in the past week; I am being followed by hordes of people suddenly (hmm … another spammy manifestation which makes me feel as though I am being ‘collected’ randomly). Quite a few of my colleagues are suddenly ‘getting’ the point of Twitter. Me, still not sure, though good for a quick notification, help me out here, late night roundups of activity sort of thing.

And then of course, Facebook got instant messaging a day or so back. Well that opened another little time-wasting can o’worms didn’t it? So the adaption to quick messaging seems to have come of age, at least in its present state.

But from where I sit, the big chat right now is all about the proliferation of video in blogging … the next big thing? Suddenly there are easily-embeddable and more sophisticated video apps and plug-ins coming available for blog use. The Seesmic video comment plug-in for WordPress looks to be an interesting development as does 5 Mins Smart Player. I’ve downloaded Seesmic’s plug-in for this blog, and await with interest the reaction by readers. Will words win over pictures? Does the design make it sufficiently attractive and simple enough to encourage use?

And I wonder whether Gen-Y will take this up faster than other Gens out there? They’re supposed to be the visually-literate gang aren’t they?

PS And why didn’t I post this as a video? Because I can write (as I am) in my pyjamas and no one would ever know! Now put a camera on THAT ….

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2 responses to “Video and Blogging: the chatter increases”

  1. Critter Avatar

    hello from critter {seesmic_video:{“url_thumbnail”:{“value”:”http://t.seesmic.com/thumbnail/BzB6rj5sHx_th1.jpg”}”title”:{“value”:”hello from critter “}”videoUri”:{“value”:”http://www.seesmic.com/video/6LBN8Q9urL”}}}

  2. Loic Avatar

    thank you! {seesmic_video:{“url_thumbnail”:{“value”:”http://t.seesmic.com/thumbnail/4OOmziQkwX_th1.jpg”}”title”:{“value”:”thank you! “}”videoUri”:{“value”:”http://www.seesmic.com/video/SUv3k32Nd4″}}}

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