Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Social Networking's Next Phase? VIDEO

I read an interesting piece in the New York Times this weekend titled "Social Networking's Next Phase", the basic point of which is that some of the biggest so-called social networking sites today -- such as MySpace and Facebook -- attract "masses of people who have dissimilar interests and, ultimately, little in common."

What can tie these people together and really "connect" them in a way nothing else can? Video. Pure and simple. Video brings social networking to an entirely different level because visual cues are essential to truly effective communications. I have written about this several times in the past, and will continue to do so. And, aoon, expect to see some interesting developments from SightSpeed in the online video community space ...