Are Video Comments The Wave Of The Future?

Filed as General, News on April 23, 2008 12:20 pm

Michael Arrington, owner of TechCrunch has recently allowed readers to post video comments upon all of the blogs apart of the “TechCrunch empire.”

The feature is powered by Seesmic, a service that Michael has invested in previously.

While video comments will probably help enhance the discussion (as you will have the opportunity to see just how ugly some readers truly are, especially if they have not shaved in a while), it could potentially compound the blog trolling problem, as individuals could simply shout out their annoyances at you instead of typing IN ALL CAPS.

Even though other types of abuses could be discussed (ranging from shameless promotional video comments to hard core porn), video comments may a feature bloggers should seriously consider adding to their sites–just as long as they are up to the challenge of moderating video comments posted to their site.

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  1. By Joshua Goodwin posted on April 23, 2008 at 1:19 pm
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    To answer the question you pose in the title: no. Well, I hope not, anyway.


  2. By Nahrungsergänzung posted on December 1, 2008 at 10:50 pm
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    its fun but its quite hard to do, so I guess it wont work, but its pretty interesting to see the real person commenting on your blogs.


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