Friday, August 03, 2007

1st encounter with RSS embeded video

For the first time inside my Google Reader, I just watched the following new video blog from Morgan Webb, after reading two posts about it from my other daily-reading blogs, TC and Fred Wilson at Union Square Parnters.

1. Since all it news come from major technology websites like TechCrunch or VentureBeat or VC's blog, those websites have an incentive to cover this vblog since it's mutual benefitial.So this vblog can start having traffic immediately!

2. The flash player (Castfire) it used is so interactive! click the "more" button then you see really very relevant functions for the audience: download the video, subscribe the vblog feed etc. I am wondering how far is this flash play away to have a feature called "buY' so when it displays an promotion ad I can just click to receive the coupon code or directly input my creditcard info to complete the transaction.



This is very cool idea because:

1. Since all it news come from major technology websites like TechCrunch or VentureBeat or VC's blog, those websites have an incentive to cover this vblog since it's mutual benefitial.So this vblog can start having traffic immediately!

2. The flash player (Castfire) it used is so interactive! click the "more" button then you see really very relevant functions for the audience: download the video, subscribe the vblog feed etc. I am wondering how far is this flash play away to have a feature called "buY' so when it displays an promotion ad I can just click to receive the coupon code or directly input my creditcard info to complete the transaction.

MB doesn't think it's that great but I disagree. It would save lots of time for busy people by watching it over iPhone directly on their commuting to office or airport etc. Podcast can do the same but video is always more appealing, is it.

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1 comment:

Brian Walsh said...

This is the first rev of many to come for our player. Your suggestions are right in line with our vision of player functionality! Can't wait for you to check it out in the future...