It feels like it has been days since I last posted. It is days, weeks. Days and weeks spent on Seesmic.
This is what I wanted to talk about today.. Not the fact that I need to work on my time management, not that I have been short of bloggable inspiration, but the fact I am hooked on a new video blogging application I have been meaning to write about since my first ‘seesmic post’.
Initially I saw Seesmic as a video-polaroid. A place to sound off in a timeline with a random thought, question or instance of craziness. Then as more and more pre-alpha testers were admitted, conversations started. Then it became more of a Video-Twitter.
Look it up on Wikipedia a few days ago and you would have seen nothing.. today it says “Seesmic is a video micro blogging web application in pre-alpha stage being developed by French Entrepreneur Loic Le Meur“ And it was Loic that gave me my invite.
Phil Campbell mentioned it in a twitter post so I DM’ed Loic and moments later I was in. I think that being on twitter already may have helped as Loic did not know me from Adam. He has spent more time hanging out with Bush than he has talking to me..
So now as videos were being batted back and forth at close to real time speeds. Comments made and themes formed, I realized this wasn’t just a chatroom I was looking at. These were multi dimensional people not too dissimilar to me and I was getting to know them in a face to face kind of way. In a far more personal manor than on any other social network. The international timezones crossed have tested my ability to survive on only a few hours sleep as i have been facinated with the threads and conversations spanning the globe.
It is still early days for ‘seesmic’ At the moment it is in Pre-Alpha release and the number of people signed up and online have formed a tight nit community posting snippets of their opinions from their home computers, from there work spaces and sometimes even out on the road streaming through 3g networks or public wifi.
I feel like I have been a part of seesmic for a lifetime and I feel like seesmic has taken a chunk of my life and placed it online for the world to see.
Whilst podcasting I had previously made a point of not giving too much away about my life or my opinion.. Seesmic has really brought out the Jeckell to my Hyde the yin to my Yang and I find it very therapeutic. Cathartic I guess.
I could go on and on but I won’t, Seesmic is a different application to all who use it and to really find out about it’s intricacies you need to be signed up and a part of the myriad conversations helically intertwined across the globe between anyone with an internet connection, a webcam on a computer.. and of course.. the golden ticket.
I feel I have so much to say.. but it’s easier to show you.. to ‘seesmic’ it..
Check out the embedded post below and… “Seesmic ya later..”
Incidentally the Seesmic Crew have been kind enough to give me a couple of invites to pass on to anyone that has read this far and is willing to leave me a blog comment below telling me why they want to join Seesmic. Let me know..
If you want to see what I see.. Here you go..