Seesmic snags Washington Post

Seesmic snags Washington Post

Summary: Just after tonight's McCain/Obama debate ended I received a Tweet message from Cathy Brooks, head of business development at Seesmic telling me the company has snagged the Washington Post as a customer.Seesmic has developed a 'white label' version of its service for the Washington Post's political blog, The Fix.

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Just after tonight's McCain/Obama debate ended I received a Tweet message from Cathy Brooks, head of business development at Seesmic telling me the company has snagged the Washington Post as a customer.

Seesmic has developed a 'white label' version of its service for the Washington Post's political blog, The Fix. By the time this is posted, the site should have gone live. If not then shortly thereafter.

I've long held the view that commercial deals of this kind are one of the primary ways for video services like Seesmic to generate revenue so it's good to see they've finally got their 'enterprisey' act together with this landmark win. From The Fix:

Thanks to this cool technology, you can offer your very own video comment/rebuttal or go the more traditional route and tell us who you think one in the comments section below.

In other Seesmic news, British actor and comedian John Cleese is now on Seesmic. His posts will amuse all those who are Cleese fans, as will his responses in this medium.

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  • Ease of use = good user experience

    At some point during Debate08 someone tweeted about a BBC page what was collecting an impressive number of comments on the event. I popped over there and noticed a "Contribute by Video" link. Having only very recently started with Seesmic I was curious to see how well thee BBC's process was integrated. It wasn't. I mean, "not well".

    <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/6088646.stm">The beginner's intro</a> is well done ... no surprise there. But quickly the process gets geekish. <a href="http://vitrage-telstra2.ipoint-media.com/vitrage/webclient/installpage.asp?serverip=146.101.136.147&serverport=81&serviceid=&accessnumber=94365&bitrate=128000&CIF=1&External=0">Install an applet that requires and ActiveX download</a>? No ... thanks, but no.

    In one of the Seesmic threads that drew me to the site we got talking about how, I suggested that as game play becomes better integrated and increasingly seamless (which calls for ever more subtle plumbing. No ActiveX sessions, please!) there will be less distinction between "productive activity" and "fun and games". So I have to ask, when individuals contribute substantially to a discussion, aren't they doing more than just fooling around?
    BenTremblay