Tag Archives: Sharing

Chill, The HOTTEST Social Video Site Launches

Have you ever wanted to “Chill” with your friends and watch something cool? Ever gathered around a monitor or TV to laugh at the craziest viral video you’ve ever seen? Well, this hot new startup coming from the “Founders Room” does just that and more.

So what is Chill? Chill is a place for people to watch video together.  — Chill.com/blog

Chill, a video sharing site takes video consumption into a different stratosphere. Chill allows you and your friends to watch videos together on your own computers while socially interacting. Most video sites, up ’til now, allowed you to share a video but not have that realtime interaction. Imagine the one liners that came out after watching Miss South Carolina give us an update on the State of the Union about our Maps, now imagine this fun in realtime chatter.

Chill is a very simple and easy account setup process. Go to Chill.com and sign in through Facebook. Once inside, join a “Chill Lounge” or create a new one. Search for your favorite videos on YouTube or Vimeo and add them to your queue, now you’re a VJ.

Up to five VJ’s can run a room at a single time. You can send in comments from the lounge chairs to everyone in the lounge if a VJ slot is not available in the room. Once another VJ slot opens you can jump up and play some videos doing your best Downtown Julie Brown or Fab Five Freddy  imitation.

I got to test this today in a “Chill Lounge” with Mike Arrington of Tech Crunch. Turns out he’s a bit time “Ramones” guy too. Chill is going to make social video sharing take on a whole new look and you should be there.

We’ve always believed that flipping through endless channels and passing around non-social links is a terrible way to experience content. Chill is our first swing at attempting to put the viewer and her friends first. — Brian Norgard, Chill.com

Brian Norgard is absolutely right. In line with what they learned from Namesake.com, everything is better with friends. Chill allows the “synchronous video” that the web has been missing for years. I remember watching the early days of MTV on the phone with friends, tripping over the freshest rhymes of Eric B or Chuck D. Now I can do it again.

Access is still limited for now and the founders are ironing our the wrinkles as fast as we can find them. If you want to join Chill.com send me a friend request on Facebook and Message me. I’ll do my best to get you in.

#Aloha

Has Twitter Lost it’s Power? Eh… No!

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The is a lot of fodder flying around the blogosphere after Neilson’s report on Twitter Retention.  I think the study was a bit flawed and needed a bit more foundation on real people not just numbers.

My chime in on the conversation as posted on Linkedin.com Twitter Group:

As with any new from of communication there will always be those that dont get it. This was true, of email, pagers, cellphones and blogs. All of the aforementioned are very pervasive now and are just common vernacular today.

Twitter has bot the power and the buzz to be the next household communications word.

You may not get it now but than you may not be trying to get it because there is no immediate upside for you business today, don’t let this get you out of the conversation.  Todays memetic behaviors of consumers often spread faster than the swine flu when the right catalyst hits.  Twitter is just waiting one of these catalyst. ie: @AplusK and @CNN battle and @oprah

My advise hang in there, just start communicating with people, network, look around but don’t try to sell yet, when the damn burst you’ll be there.  Keep the big white Motorola Cellphone in the back of your mind thinking of the days when we all said who the heck needs to be that ready to use a phone… my god that thing is huge… cellphones “I don’t get it…

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HowTo: Getting Started With MyAlltop @ Alltop.com

Let’s just say I Love Alltop. It is the easiest way to get all the news and information you need to get you through the day, learn a new skill or just brush up on trivia before talking to that irritating boss or brother in law.  I found the tutorial on the AllTop Blog.

How to Get Started With MyAlltop: http://adjix.com/p3j7

First, here’s an introduction to Alltop, so you can understand what they are trying to do.

Alltop News and Updates: How to Get Started With MyAlltop: http://adjix.com/p3j7

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Did You Know? This Will Blow You Away

Did You Know?

This is a presentation stolen and updated to be more broad as it was originally made by two teachers who are upset at the current lack of car our government gives to education.

It is worth your full attention for 5 mins. you may want to watch a second time or more and stop on the slides that hurt to watch the most. This is why we need to start paying more attention to what is going on around us and not be such a me generation.

Please pass this along to as many people as you can.

Tweet This: Share Mp3 via Twitter with Song.ly

 

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If you’re looking to share an MP3 with a friend, or with a bunch of other folks on Twitter, worth checking out is Songly. The service takes the URL of any MP3 that’s hosted on the Web and will both shorten it for micropublishing tools like Twitter, as well as package it in a slick little Flash player. This is especially useful since your recipient can play it back without having to download it first.

Compared to TinySong, which we looked at back in June, the big benefit here is that you’re not limited to a catalog of licensed music. The flip side of that is that the music track must continue to be hosted somewhere for it to keep playing.

In addition to its Web interface Songly has a freshly-released Firefox extension that lets you right click to shorten and share any audio file you come across. If you’re feeling extra geeky, you could theoretically feed the Songly URL into another shortening service like Bitly to keep track of how many people click on it.

Songly takes an MP3 track hosted somewhere and gives you both a Flash player and a direct download link. Its big feature, however is the option to send its shortened URL out to Twitter.