[fr] Le texte et la vidéo sont fondamentalement différents. Je ne pense pas qu'il soit possible de "recréer" un dynamique comme celle de Twitter avec du contenu vidéo.
So, now that I’ve discovered what [Loïc](http://www.loiclemeur.com/)’s startup, [Seesmic](http://www.seesmic.com/), is about (thanks to [Ben](http://benmetcalfe.com/) [twittering his tests](http://twitter.com/dotben)), here is my initial reaction to [reading about it on Techcrunch](http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/10/08/loic-le-meurs-new-startup-launches-seesmic/).
> I’m not certain a “video-based Twitter” is a viable concept: the huge difference between video and text is that the latter is scannable, and that’s precisely what allows the presence/flow dimension in Twitter. You can “keep an eye” on a stream of text, but can you “keep an eye” on a stream of videos? Also, it takes much less time to keep up with a stream of text than with a stream of videos.
Now, not to say that Seesmic is doomed (that would be a bit pretentious of me) — and I haven’t checked it out directly — but I do want to go on record saying that the dynamics created by Twitter and other flow/presence apps with text cannot simply be transferred to other media.
If it turns out I’m right, I’ll be able to say “I told you so” — and if I’m wrong, nobody will care. 🙂
- Trying the Seesmic Video Plugin [en] (2008)
- Seesmic Tips [en] (2008)
- Supernova Open Space: Presence [en] (2007)
- 20 nouvelles invitations pour Seesmic! [en] (2008)
- How to Order Pizza in India: a Rant [en] (2011)
- Flickr: Open Up Tagging Your Photos to the Community, Please [en] (2007)
- Another Small Step With Google Buzz [en] (2010)
- Twitter Advertisers and Friend Collectors [en] (2007)
- Videos, Videos! And Kittens! [en] (2007)
- Against Threaded Conversations on Blogs [en] (2008)