I love reading, and I have a pile of interesting books waiting for me to dig through them. I’ve just picked up [The Black Swan](http://climbtothestars.org/archives/2007/10/15/reading-the-black-swan/) where I left it over a month ago.
One of my frustrations with reading, I realise, is the difficulty in sharing the interesting stuff I discover. Being an online person, I’m used to being able to share all the interesting stuff I find or think of very easily. Going from printed book to the web is not that simple.
I painstakingly typed up quotes in [my tumblr](http://steph.tumblr.com) but honestly, it’s not the best solution. Maybe somebody will offer me a pen-scanner one day (that would be fun!) but in the meantime, I’m a bit stuck without a good bridge between my dead-tree reading and my online community.
So, I just did an experiment with Seesmic. I read out quotes and commented some of the stuff I was reading. There are two videos because (as I just discovered!) Seesmic cuts you off at 10 minutes. In total, here are 16 minutes or so of me rambling on and reading quotes to you.
The Black Swan I
The Black Swan II
Sorry for those of you who can’t see the videos. For those of you who can, do let me know if you think this is a good idea or not.
The Black Swan III
The Black Swan IV
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- Trying the Seesmic Video Plugin [en] (2008)
- FriendFeed's Missing Feature [en] (2009)
- Seesmic Doubts [en] (2007)
- Finally Getting Tumblr [en] (2007)
- LIFT08: Bruce Sterling [en] (2008)
- 20 nouvelles invitations pour Seesmic! [en] (2008)
- Idea: Working as a Freelance Researcher [en] (2010)
- Stalling [en] (2008)
- Twitter Metrics: Let's Remain Scientific, Please! [en] (2008)