The “secret” video lives of Facebookers

All this naughty Friday talk about how much Facebook is worth?

Forget about all that wacky valuation talk. It’s Friday night and I’m seeing something else coming through my Facebook: a secret video society has started up.

See, if you friend me over on Facebook then you get access to Kevin Rose. He’s that super famous dude who started Digg and Pownce and Revision 3 and all that. But forget that for a moment because he’s been putting his top secret cat videos up on his Facebook profile. OK, it’s not quite Diggnation, but he’s not the only one doing it. Tonight I see Eddie Codel, Eric Rice, and a few others posting videos and commenting on other people’s videos.

There’s a whole secret society of people putting up video for just their friends to look at.

Oh, and it’s easy to add video to your own profile and because you can make it so that just your Facebook friends can see your video it’s pretty safe to play around and post some lame video that, if it were on YouTube might just go viral and get you onto the nightly news. Just add the video application in Facebook if you don’t have it already and use the Web cam built into your laptop (both my Sony and my Mac work great).

I’m putting up video too that’s just for my Facebook friends. I’m thinking of doing a video about my Google Reader Link Blog. In fact, I’ll record one and put it up now. But to view it you’ve gotta be on Facebook and you’ve gotta friend me (I’ll friend you back).

UPDATE: I recorded 20 minutes worth. Facebook only lets you record 10 minutes at a time. Pretty easy to do, why don’t you try it?

Comments

  1. Eric: well it’s no AOL. It’s a garden with a gate that anyone can open, just sign up for Facebook and come on into our nice little garden. This isn’t like AOL where you needed to load a client.

  2. Eric: well it’s no AOL. It’s a garden with a gate that anyone can open, just sign up for Facebook and come on into our nice little garden. This isn’t like AOL where you needed to load a client.

  3. But it’s trapped in there! I thought things were supposed to be all open and APIs and granola and hugs and lolcats and such. Lockin and all that.

    Or, do we deep down not really care about that, and stick to the same tribal butt sniffing that we, the animals, will do until the end of time?

    Also, zombies.

  4. But it’s trapped in there! I thought things were supposed to be all open and APIs and granola and hugs and lolcats and such. Lockin and all that.

    Or, do we deep down not really care about that, and stick to the same tribal butt sniffing that we, the animals, will do until the end of time?

    Also, zombies.

  5. Eric: oh, but that’s what makes this interesting. Sometimes you want to do stuff just for those who opt-in and not for the silent majority who won’t sign up for things.

    Not to mention sometimes you just want to keep your stuff off of Google. :-)

    Not that Facebook is gonna be any better, mind you, just different.

    It’s like my house, though. Some areas are public. Some are locked off from the public cause they are too messy to show.

    There’s something nice in knowing that only 2695 people can see something and no more. It adds some scarcity to things that usually don’t have scarcity at all.

  6. Eric: oh, but that’s what makes this interesting. Sometimes you want to do stuff just for those who opt-in and not for the silent majority who won’t sign up for things.

    Not to mention sometimes you just want to keep your stuff off of Google. :-)

    Not that Facebook is gonna be any better, mind you, just different.

    It’s like my house, though. Some areas are public. Some are locked off from the public cause they are too messy to show.

    There’s something nice in knowing that only 2695 people can see something and no more. It adds some scarcity to things that usually don’t have scarcity at all.

  7. Do you have to be “friends” with the above mentioned video creators to see the videos or can we view them through you?

  8. Do you have to be “friends” with the above mentioned video creators to see the videos or can we view them through you?

  9. Gotcha, thanks. By the way, is that theme for top friends new? I haven’t seen anyone with that yet. I don’t use that app so I wouldn’t know.

  10. Gotcha, thanks. By the way, is that theme for top friends new? I haven’t seen anyone with that yet. I don’t use that app so I wouldn’t know.

  11. Scoble, I can not view your friends profiles.So there is now way to see the videos. I think you mentioned this in another post as well. You have to friend someone first, I can only see who your friends are.

  12. Scoble, I can not view your friends profiles.So there is now way to see the videos. I think you mentioned this in another post as well. You have to friend someone first, I can only see who your friends are.