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Seesmic and Disqus sittin in a tree

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named tree.jpgI like video comments, didn't think I would but I do. I think people are more responsible and throughtful when their words are backed by their voice and face. Permalink to this paragraph

So when Daniel at Disqus and Loic at Seesmic asked if I would let them use Scripting News as one of the places they rolled out their new partnership I said Yes and I would be honored (I said it weeeth ze Franch agzent).  Permalink to this paragraph

I thought they were going to roll it out at 11AM Eastern, but I see Fred Wilson has already posted on it. Permalink to this paragraph

We already have some video comments (Scoble was first, of course, followed by Steve Garfield) so here we go, a new era in conversational blogging.  Permalink to this paragraph

And congrats to the good folk at Disqus and Seesmic for making this a reality. Permalink to this paragraph

PS: A disadvantage of video comments -- it's hard to hear them in a crowded terminal waiting for a plane to Boston. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

PPS: Why do people talk so quietly when they're leaving video comments? Sounds like they don't want to wake someone up. Permalink to this paragraph


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