Thanks to Eddie and all of Podtech for helping startups like Viddler get the word out about our services. We’re all fans of Lunch Meet and many of the Podtech shows – so it was definitely a fun experience being on the Vloggies and now Lunch Meet. Keep up the great work.
John Battelle of Federated Media sits down with Google CEO Eric Schmidt in an interview during a Keynote at the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, California. Google lets the audience decide what they’ll announce, and I think you’ll like the result. Check out the video.
There were lots of great keynotes, sessions, panels, discussions, and demonstrations that happened at the Web 2.0 Expo. Be sure to see some of the coverage via the Viddler web2expo tag, and look for more video to come shortly.
Chris is a pioneer on many fronts including the *Camp events, open source, social communities online, and the semantic web. You can read his blog, watch his company, or just stare at Jeremy Keith’s “bum”….
The Viddler development team has been hard at work updating every part of Viddler.com and Viddler’s video player to help give you the best experience possible. They’ve taken some of your ideas, mixed them in with some of our own, and built Viddler 2.0. There are so many new features, that I think I’ll let Napoleon tell you what they all are:
- Video commenting can now be done on the timeline. This makes it quick and easy to actually respond to a video using your web cam while you’re watching the video.
- Global commenting shows all of the comments in the timeline, as well as just general comments that were left about the video, in a threaded manner below the video.
- Feeds are found everywhere to make it easy to subscribe to the forums, your favorite users, your own videos for syndicating to your blog perhaps (like Chris J. Davis’ lifestream as an example) and even tag subscriptions.
- Sharing your videos has never been easier and the functionality has been enhanced ten-fold with this version. You can now do things like give out a “Secret URL” to share private videos with non-Viddler users. Or, you can share your videos with your friends via any of the many social sites out there.
- Blogging your videos can now be done without ever leaving Viddler. Two-clicks and a video is posted to your blog. I love this feature, and we’re working hard to expand on it to include even more blogging platforms.
- Personal and global tags now make it easier to look at a specific user’s videos filtered by a specific tag. Or, you can view all videos tagged with a keyword.
- Social tagging means that you can now tag your friends videos, in case their lazy. Or, you might want to tag a video to make it easier to find later. Right now, this is limited to timed tags only – but it won’t be long until you can also use this for global tags on a video.
- Flickr and Twitter have been integrated into user profiles. To go beyond that, Viddler will now automatically update your Twitter account whenever you “do something” on Viddler. This is highly-customizable, so go into your profile options and check it out.
- Yes there is more. Our featured videos have an updated home. Now it is easier than ever to keep up-to-date with the greatest videos on Viddler. Not only are the latest few shown on the user’s dashboard, but we’ve created a calendar to show each day’s featured video.
- Several new ways to explore videos are now in the Explore section. You can view by Most Popular, Most Favorited, Most Discussed, and so on. This will make it easier to find content that the entire community is watching, favoriting, or talking about.
- Play all of a single user’s videos with one click. Simply go to a video of the user you want to watch, click Play All, and Viddler will create a “playlist” of all of that user’s videos and automatically play them all. You can skip around if you’d like to.
Included with all of these updates are more subtle update to the user-interface, the underlying infrastructure, and the video player itself to help make things much faster, easier, and generally much more fun to use here on Viddler. We hope you take the time to explore all of our new features and then leave us some feedback in the forums.
Thanks to Chris Tingom (chris) for taping and upload the video. Be sure to check out the ignite and web2expo tags on Viddler for more coverage of the events here in San Francisco over the next few days.
Viddler user Wil Maring (wilmaring) recently shared a special performance between her and Brad Davis called Bottomlands. A nice song to listen to waking up here in Saratoga, California as Viddler gears up for the Web 2.0 Expo.
We love it when we see things like this, and we hope to see a lot more in the future. Keep them coming, great stuff.
Chris J. Davis (chrisjdavis) wants to know if we’ve made our life lists. He has. He has had a list of goals that he would like to do in his lifetime, some of them he’s already done – but he still has a few items left to do. Have you made your list?
If you’d like to reply to Chris and let him know your life list, don’t forget that you can use our recording feature (by clicking on Record in the top menu) to help save you some time.
Sorry for the long title, but it is all true! The entire Viddler team is headed to San Francisco, California to attend the Web 2.0 Expo at the Moscone Center. Look for us in the Longtail Pavilion!
Thirsty? Come sip a few drinks with the Viddler team as well as the people responsible for such great sites and services as Ma.gnolia, Citizen Agency, Scrapblog, JanRain, and Plasq. We’re all hosting a party and you’re invited!! RSVP via Upcoming.
If you’ve been connected to the Internet at any point over the last 6 years or so, chances are – you’ve seen David Elsewhere’s performance at Kollaboration 2001. David has since become an icon making regular appearances at Kollaboration, in TV commercials, and now on the big screen.
The best source of information that I’ve been able to find for David has been his Wikipedia page. From there you can see many more videos of David doing his thing.
Gary Vaynerchuk, the passionate host of Wine Library TV, is always stating that wine tastes like such off the wall things. How does he know what all of this stuff tastes like? He actually tries all of it – watch some of Wine Library TV Episode 148: “How to get your wine palate trained”.
Gary is always doing crazy things so we don’t have to. I’ve been “a Vayniac” since the first episode. Are you a Vayniac? You should be. Thanks for going through all of this trouble Gary.
Check out a new episode of Wine Library TV here on Viddler every single day.