Saturday, January 8, 2011

Video Conversations

Feel like sharing an idea, thoughts on a subject, or just express an opinion? Sounds very similar to blogging or twitter. I've been looking at a video conversational site called Seesmic. It allows you to communicate online through video conversation and have others from around the world respond.

The site is intended for posting a short video (most are between 1 1/2 - 3 minutes) and then have others respond to your topic. Video can be recorded directly onto the site with your own camera or mobile phone, uploaded from a computer, or linked to a video posted on a social network site.

The site is developing at leaps and bounds with conversations of various topics. Some are open-ended questions; while others state an opinion and then ask for your thoughts to see what direction the conversation will flow. All conversations are put in a public access area when first recorded and can be moved to a private area for monitored discussion and responses. Seesmic posts topics for discussion. Using the site with students would require strict monitoring while they were online and not giving them free run of the site.

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