sull wrote: > blogcheese.com has had there videoblogging by webcam service out for > probably almost 2 years now.
johnleeke wrote: > Chris Car in Montreal has had his video posting website: > http://stars-of-the-web.net/en > up for nearly a year, where you can now post replies by audio and > video too. This is vloging and video replies directly from your webcam. That's true... the Macromedia Flash Communications Server (now the Adobe Flash Media Server) has enabled two-way audio/video communication for years. The first person to do a commenting app like this was Phillip Kerman, back in May 2002: http://www.phillipkerman.com/machine/ For me, the signficance of this piece of YouTube news is the movement past static, one-way video, into true multi-party, interactive communications. The TV model helped during the first stages of casual video, but there's an awful lot of room to grow yet. Grant Skinner has been doing some of the most innovative interactive webcam work... if you've got a webcam on your computer, and a recent version of Adobe Flash Player 9, then see how he adds interactive graphics programming to turn you into The Human Torch, or have snowflakers settle on your arms: http://www.gskinner.com/blog/archives/2005/11/flash_8_webcam_1.html http://www.gskinner.com/blog/archives/2005/08/flash_8_webcam.html jd -- John Dowdell . Adobe Developer Support . San Francisco CA USA Weblog: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd Aggregator: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mxna Technotes: http://www.macromedia.com/support/ Spam killed my private email -- public record is best, thanks.