Seesmic Video Platform Getting Global BuzzJan 18th, 2008 | By James Lewin | Category: Internet TV, Podcasting Services, Video, Video Podcasts, Vlogs
Seesmic is a web-based video sharing platform that is designed to make posting short videos to the web trivially easy. The site can be used to create video blogs, engage in video dialogs with other users or to quickly create content to embed at other sites.The BBC has a seesgasmic take on the site:
It’s not often you are presented with a vision of the future of online video in a pub in London.
But that’s exactly what I was shown last night by celebrated French blogger, well-connected entrepreneur and Seesmic founder Loic LeMeur.
“YouTube is not a conversation,” explained LeMeur. “As one Seesmic-er said to me, ‘YouTube is about the videos, Seesmic is about the people in the videos’.”
Users can record videos via webcams and upload directly to Seesmic, or record using YouTube and post from that site.
“People are fed up of seeing the same footage on the mainstream networks. With Seesmic they can go in a different direction,” he explains.
We’ve been experimenting with Seesmic (look for podcastmama). We’re impressed with how easy the site makes it to capture video and share it as a video blog. The site also encourages you to actively engage with what you watch, because it makes it so easy to create video responses.