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When a video is trivial

It’s been a while since I used Seesmic, the video twitter site (or, as I think it would like to think of itself, the YouTube Made Easy and Instantaneous site, or possibly the YouTube Meets Social Networking site). Here’s one I did last night:

ChopsticksFrom a Beijing hotel room

Seesmic does indeed make it incredibly easy to record and post videos. And I sort of like the idea of occasionally recording a thought on video and posting it on my blog. Seesmic lets you copy and paste the code into your blog. But as the above makes clear, it makes a little thought look like a full-size video. I could, of course, just embed a link to the video at Seesmic. But I like embedding the video itself. I’d like a way to indicate that the video is of a quick, little thought. So, maybe doing it halfsize would work:

ChopsticksFrom a Beijing hotel room

(My connection right now sucks, so I can’t tell if that worked. Sorry.) Other ideas about how to present a video that is really just a quick thought? How could Seesmic help lower expectations? [Tags: ]

4 Responses to “When a video is trivial”

  1. About as useful as a chocolate teapot ….

  2. My reaction is “Why?”. What massive technical failure does You Tube have which marks it as some kind of burdensome repository of videos? OTOH, if Twitter keeps frivolous crap off YouTube, so much the better.

    Full disclosure: I am not a Twitterati and have never discerned any valid use to the site. I just don’t Twitter, whether because of age, lack of ego, or some other personal shortcoming, I have no idea.

  3. Why what, Old B? Why Seesmic or why a way to embed smaller Seesmics? To the first, because Seesmic makes it easy to record and upload videos, unlike YouTube which doesn’t help you record. As to the second, well, that’s what my post was about.

  4. Good to see someone else in China posting on seesmic. :)
    How long is your trip for?

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