Saturday, June 27, 2009

Death of Seesmic

Seesmic I used to be very keen on Seesmic, and wrote about it here quite a lot. Over the last few months however, I haven't used it at all. Yesterday at #uanda I talked to several people about why that was, but didn't really come to any straightforward conclusions. Some felt that the service just didn't feel right any more, and that fits into the Twitter zeitgeist better.

I think the reason I stopped using Seesmic is that the video overhead is just too high for conversation in the face of the Twitter monster, but it didn't come as any surprise to hear that the company has put its video service on hold. Loic Le Meur claims that no video site is growing except for YouTube. Is video inherently flawed, or is this consolidation in operation?