Overwhelming the video system…

Well, so far this week I’ve done my two Kyte videos, which got a lot of, um, conversations going. Everywhere I go people talk with me about my ideas of friends and/or search now. Much better than being asked “how’s Maryam feeling” about how her pregnancy is going.

But, those are just “quick hits.” Why am I using Kyte? Because I want YOU to post your own Kyte videos (or Ustream, or Blogtv, or YouTube) to get into the conversation. No need to have expensive HDTV camcorders or put up a ton of different formats or any of that to get a good conversation going.

No, just open your computer (Kyte works on PC or Mac) and click “produce on this channel.” Don’t want to start a channel? Just use mine. It’s open. You can post video of your own to it.

But, back to my other video channel. ScobleShow.com. Today Rocky, my producer, stuffed three videos in there:

A video of ZenZui, which is a really cool new UI for mobile phones.
A video of Overcast Media, which lets you put new kinds of commentary on top of your videos, or DVDs.
and the Plaxo video that breaks news before you see it on TechMeme.

Google Facebook app a hoax?

Rodney Rumford is surmising that reports of a Google Facebook application that I mentioned this morning might be a hoax. Why might that be true? Well, for one, it doesn’t work. For two, no one at Google is telling us anything about it (usually they jump in to explain themselves by now).

I’ll assume this is NOT from Google cause it doesn’t fit their MO.

Plaxo news: microformats based online identity consolidator

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Plaxo, sometime in the next few hours will ship an online identity consolidator (that’s what they call it) based on microformats. What does that do? Lets you keep track of your identity from a group of online social networks.

I spent some time at Plaxo this afternoon and already have the video up.

Plaxo's new office picture

And yes, Dave Winer, it’s all RSS all the time too. 🙂

Why is this important? Because we keep our identity (and a different social network) on so many different sites. For instance, I have a separate social network on Yelp, Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku, Facebook, Flickr, Upcoming, and other sites. What if one place could aggregate all your social network info from all these different places? Wouldn’t that be interesting? Yes, it would.

That’s what we discuss in the video.

The eight ways you can be my friend (or enemy) online

Two posts caught my eye this morning:

Steve Rubel: The Web changes how we define friendship.
Donna Bogatin: Real friends don’t share.

I’ve been hanging out in my Kyte chat room on and off since Sunday and one of the most common misperceptions is how online worlds deal with the issue of “friendship.” The misunderstandings here are really deep. Particularly on how Facebook tracks your friendship online.

1) People don’t understand what the difference between a “real” friend and an “online” friend is.
2) People don’t understand that Facebook can tell the difference between my enemies and friends (and I have both on Facebook and Plaxo, since I accept everyone’s online friendship, if requested).

Anyway, I cover this in two videos:

Part I of the eight ways you can be my friend (or enemy) online. 20 minutes.
Part II of the eight ways you can be my friend (or enemy) online. 4 minutes.

I mention Mark Lucovsky of Google in this video because he Faceslammed me. Funny, Google’s new Facebook app doesn’t work for me. Maybe he should have had me test out Google’s Facebook application before releasing it to the world. 🙂

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