http://www.current.tv (Social media and UGC)
http://www.sensesofcinema.com (serious and eclectic discussion of cinema)
http://www.heroesmini.com (Ajax game by Ubisoft)
removing obstacles and barriers to entry that preclude participation
“big agency” social media
Great Article on UGC
Tagging Game to Label Images
Failure is not just acceptable, it should be encouraged
create | act | grow | party-cipate | consensus | contribute
“Instant messaging is one of the three most popular Internet activities in the United States — after email and search — and is a key driver of user engagement. ”
UGC for a Specialist Community
An unconference is a great example of a real-world UGC for specific communities.
Why cant we have annotations on a video ?
Cell phone journalists provide raw footage of Israeli Lebanon conflict
pickle.com (update- they’ve now merged with a big tech firm as a provider of a photo-sharing platform- so the site does not exist now)
minimum or no ajax used
unique site building approach
pickle doesnt encourage you to see other “picklers” (for now – dont know about later)
“We definitely plan to incrementally add more community capabilities – so they willbe coming soon. First, we wanted to make sure we built a *great* user experiencefor managing and sharing your personal media. We hope we are getting there.
Thank you for your feedback, and please let us know if you have any other thoughts. Enjoy!
Pickle Support Team Member
umundo.com – by Hexlet LLC, a web 2.0 technology company based in Fremont California, and founded by experts of both web and mobile technologies. Umundo aims at providing consumers a unique service, subscription-free with their cell phones: send instantly video clip direct from the phone to popular sites such as MySpace, my Yahoo, Google, iTunes for easy viewing and sharing by family members and friends of the sender.
What it does:: The application lets you send video you capture on your mobile phone to email@example.com and then, simply by entering your phone number on the site you can view the video online or cooler, grab the code that will allow you to embed your video in other pages, like your MySpace profile.
No account creation needed
Similar to:: Abazab.com, which is a more thorough implementation of the concept. under closed group beta
1. Capture clip or picture with your cell phone
2. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org via MMS or email 3. Publish on My Yahoo!, iTunes, Google, MySpace to share on the web with family and friends
If one uploads through an email, a support mail arrives with the url to ur personalumundo page.
Confusion:: If the links to the clips show only on my personalized page (which I see only if I log in), then how do I share it with everyone ?
photojojo.com – Amit Gupta and Kara Canal
Mobile Innovation is a leading user interface designer, product integrator and software developer for smartphones and communicators.
A different look to the same concept of photo sharing