I've just put up a little Quicktime movie on my blog that lets you
search for images from www.flickr.com a photo sharing site.
When users upload their photos they mark them up with metadata tags.
These tags are searchable from the site and each has a RSS or ATOM feed
associated with it. This movie lets you enter a tag and view the 10
most recent uploads for that term. The movie loads the images based on
the contents of an RSS feed.
I wonder how long it will be until similar sites pop up for video
hosting/organisation/linking/social networking. It would be fairly
simple to make a movie that accesses such as site if they used RSS +
The developers and marketing people at flickr seem to have a very good
idea of what they are doing, it is so easy to upload pictures and it is
addictive. The site seems to be growing very fast but it scares me a
little that it is one company with one product. I can only use it to
make contact with other flickr users.
That's what's cool about videoblogging at the moment, people are
putting up video on servers all over the place with different blogging
engines and different media formats.
It will be cool when ourmedia.org is up and running, I hope they take
some hints from sites like flickr