Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Flickr! Video

Without much fanfare, Flickr! added the ability to upload videos today. Video clips are limited to 90 seconds in length, which makes the service more about "long photos" than real video hosting. It's still exciting because Flickr! is probably the best designed social networking site on the web. Aside from a very intuitive and user-friendly interface, what makes Flickr! so great is the fact that it is so content driven. Most of the the discourse between users is focused on two things: documenting experiences and creative expression. If a picture is worth 1000 words, Flickr! is worth 1000 Facebooks.

2 comments:

Chris Grayson - GigantiCo said...

Tip-Toeing onto YouTube's turf.

Michael Doyle said...

I seriously don't think they're trying to compete with YouTube. That would be a bad move and wreck a lot of what's great about Flickr. The 90 second limit and massive file size opportunity is something new and I think will encourage short, high quality "long photos" as they put it.

I'm still trying to figure out what exactly that means, but I hope the content quality will be much better and more specific than YouTube.