Will QIK evolve into a live Seesmic?

I’ve complained previously about a live video Segala’s Paul Walsh streamed from a pub in England. But I’ve got to hand it to him – he really is a natural at video blogging. Robin Blandford captured the essence of what makes Walsh so good at what he does and it’s the same inquisitive extroversion which makes him a damn entertaining broadcaster.

His colleague Adrian McMahon blogged the latest video stream from Paul’s adventures at 3GSM which he filmed as he was walking through the airport in Barcelona. Comical, entertaining, engaging. And such a breath of fresh air for a CEO. What makes this video really great is the live interaction from the viewers and Paul’s reactions.

It got me wondering – how far away is QIK from allowing those interactions to be other broadcast video streams? And from auto-editing the stream to show the audience the multiplexed conversation? Similar to what Seesmic does but in a live setting. At that stage I don’t see how reality-tv shows are going to compete with the ‘shows’ put out by those people in your social network who have a natural talent for video blogging.

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3 Responses to “Will QIK evolve into a live Seesmic?”

  1. Robin Blandford Says:

    Man the live commenting is amazing. I was totally impressed when Paul was responding live on camera ON HIS PHONE to my typing in Singapore. Unreal.

  2. Bernie Goldbach Says:

    Meanwhile, behind many corporate firewalls, you cannot interact with Qik or Seesmic through all parts of their interfaces. So we cannot record more than one Seesmic through our Novell Border Manager and the individual desktop settings sometimes preclude Flash being allowed to control the inputs. While my corporate restrictions aren’t the same faced by many of the early adopters, they are exactly the reasons why I lobby so hard for free and open wifi access. Open wifi is about the only way to keep one’s Qik and Seesmic streaming at high frame rate and low cost.

  3. Conn O Muineachain Says:

    “At that stage I don’t see how reality-tv shows are going to compete with the ‘shows’ put out by those people in your social network who have a natural talent for video blogging.”
    Could it be? – It’s almost too much to hope for! Can you imagine if the professional TV networks stopped making “reality” shows and started to produce more high-quality drama, debate, documentaries, arts and music shows in their place?
    What if they left “reality” to real people, and got on with the kind of work that only a professional media company can do?
    Who says new media is killing old? I’ve been saying for years: this is media’s chance at redemption. (http://www.digiculture.ie/2006/03/20/the-gaelic-podcasters-manifesto/)

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