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Reviews of Media Webware 2.0

A month ago I was having some major Social Networking Nightmares. I was experiencing the Web 2.0 blues. Facebook was draining me. Myspace literally killed my soul. And I was lost in the infinite www.

I was looking for:

A place to upload photo, video, audio content, and post updates in a nice, clean web space where I could network with other “media” and “tech” people and share my thoughts, gain info, and inspiration.

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So I basically joined everything. Everything.

My absolute fav has got to be Twitter. i heart my Twitter friends and their uber techy nerdy updates. i love that they post links to sweet gadget news, web 2.0 stuff, apple stuff, videos, their flickr feeds. awesome!

And with twitter widget apps like Twitterific, Twidget and firefox mozilla add-on, TwitBin, the ease of updating and following tweets is easy peazy.

“Twitter is Nano-blogging at it’s very best!” ~Lisa Bettany.
And you can quote me.

As for all the other webware… I’ll start with the media sharing sites. Here’s what I like and don’t like in a “list-type” format (with sub-headings and stuff. Just to be extra nerdy). Cuz that’s the way I like to Roll.

Video Media Sharing:

Revver

  • It’s thing: A viral ad gets placed at the end of your video and you get paid.
  • Like: $$$. Quality of the video encoding. That real people screen videos for content and copyright violations. And the wikkid support team who are super cool and helpful (and are also on twitter.com/revver, yay!)
  • Don’t like: Navigation of home site is a bit strange. Searching for videos is not the best. Community is quite fractured.

Vimeo

  • It’s thing: Building a Video Sharing Community.
  • Like: Wikkid Community. Love the site look and design. Ease and speed of uploading videos is awesome.
  • Don’t like: Not much. Vimeo is super cool. I just have to get on adding more vids!

Viddler

  • It’s thing: Video blogging called “Metoday” where Vidder peeps share their daily goings on videoblog stylez.
  • Liked: Strong community. The blogging/journaling style of the “metodays”.
  • Don’t like: The pressure. Couldn’t do it personally. Tried. Ended up with a video of me fixing my hair, staring at myself, and not saying anything. And unless someone is uber cool and doing cool things (more cool than fixing hair and staring), it is somewhat lame to follow their daily crappy web cam “metodays” about their cat’s fur ball problems.

Photo Sharing

Flickr

  • As far as i’m concerned there are no other photo sharing sites. Flickr is the bomb. And I just upgraded to a pro account. So it better be fricking amazing!

Tomorrow, I’ll give the low down on tumblr, pownce, jaiku, facebook; the great browser debate & chat webware.

Can’t hardly wait, can you?

As always, I really wanna know what you think. So comment away! Let’s start a nerdy 2.0 debate! Sweet.

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8 Comments

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    Vladimir Zakharov
    July 28, 2007 at 4:01 PM

    twitter is great,but it misses something – not figured out what exactly,yet.
    facebook is cool and I love that it has a wordpress widget in it.
    not used anything other than these from your list yet. But I have an urging need to store my video covers somewhere with a powerful categorizing/tagging features – wordpress lacks this.

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    Entropy
    July 28, 2007 at 9:01 PM

    Pl refer under noted article link , which capture the essence..

    The Hyperconnected By LEV GROSSMAN

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1607260,00.html

    Like any good pusher, services like Twitter don’t answer existing needs; they create new ones and then fill them. They come to us wrapped in the rhetoric of interpersonal connection, creating a sense that our loved ones, or at least liked or tolerated ones, are electronically present to us, however far away they may be. But I can’t help wondering if we’re underestimating the countervailing effect: the cost we’re paying in our disconnection from our immediate surroundings, in our dependence on a continuous flow of electronic attention to prop up our egos, and above all, in a rising inability to be alone with our own thoughts–with that priceless stream of analog data that comes not from without but from within.

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    Vladimir Zakharov
    July 29, 2007 at 7:21 AM

    Entropy: the quote says my thoughts

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    Lisa Bettany
    July 29, 2007 at 1:07 PM

    @vzakharov High Five!

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    Dmitry Chestnykh
    July 29, 2007 at 1:28 PM

    Entropy: actually, you can say the same thing about almost anything out there.

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    Lisa Bettany
    July 29, 2007 at 3:37 PM

    @dmitry or you could say anything about anything. Say anything! i dare you!

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    Xavier
    July 31, 2007 at 12:48 PM

    Lisa,
    Thanks so much for mentioning Twtibin in your post. We’re glad you consider it one of the easy peazy ways of posting tweets. Our intention was to make it simple to post your tweet without having to leave the page you’re on.
    We’re interested in hearing from the users to see if you want to see anything different or anything in particular added to Twitbin.
    Feel free to visit our blog and post on it or send me an email directly.
    Thanks again!
    Xavier

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    Lisa Bettany
    August 2, 2007 at 4:49 PM

    Yay! Twitbin! I must be movin’ up in the 2.0 world to get an official Twitbin comment. *honoured*

    honestly, i Love Twitbin. You guys rock. it is easy peazy and accessible which is good for me cuz i’m uber addicted to Twitter.

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