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Is video micro-blogging next? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 March 2009 10:05

So everyone is finally 'on to' Twitter. The media are going crazy following celebrities like Jonathan Ross, P Diddy/Puff Daddy/Sean Coombs (I'm not sure which one he is at the moment) and even the legendary MC Hammer.

How many of these are totally genuine and how many are produced by PR execs who are finally engaging in social networking? We don't know.

Do we really think Barack Obama is updating his Twitter in between phone calls with global leaders or while he flies on Air Force One? It's doubtful, although he might have done it once or twice, I guess - Incidentally, there's a fascinating take on Obama's social networking activity from his Presidential campaign here. Well worth a read.

It's all very Web 2.0 - conversations, openness and sharing information, but what's the next step? What's the next incarnation for Twitter?

As we move towards Web 3.0, where I believe video will be increasingly important, how long before we see short video micro-blogs?

Imagine a place where, instead of reading short sentences about what your connections are up to, you can watch a short video, uploaded from mobile phones, laptops or webcams anywhere in the world, of no more than, say, 10 seconds.

"I got to Paris about an hour ago and here I am at the Eiffel Tower. Hi mum and dad! Wish you were here?"

Comment on the video? Post a video response from New York?

Video micro-blogging is the logical next step and I can't wait to see it in action. Of course, we'll also know for sure if the celebs are genuine or not.

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What do you think? Will we see video micro-blogging?

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