Viddler Video Commenting - Is This Vlogging?

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Today I was reviewing one of the Video's I put together for my kids called "The Magic Floating Dollar!" I was explaining to them some ways that a REALTOR® could use this as a demonstration when at a Listing Appointment. Instead of a dollar, the agent could use their business card to perform a memorable and fun presentation.

I have been spending lot's of time reviewing many different Video hosting platforms: YouTube Yahoo Video MySpace DivX Stage6 CrushedPlanet.com OurStage.com Google Video VeOH Grouper iFilm Caught On Video TinyPic Multiply YouAreTV OverairTV Yourfilehost MetaCafe DiDGU WellcomeMat and I am sure there are many others I may have missed, but Viddler is one that had a feature that really kind of impressed me.

Viddler is a Video hosting website with some limitations, but what I thought was cool is the ability to add comments at certain points during the video. You can even add video to the video. I started thinking how this would apply to the Real Estate Industry and my imagination began to run wild! LOL!~ How would you use a tool like this or would you? What about your visitors and subscribers to your Blog? Is there value in having comments added to your video, or giving others access to add their comments?

I'm using the Video below for you to experiment with to see how this all really works. Feel free to comment, add your video uploads, make suggestions or just brainstorm ideas on where the value may or may not be in this type of video tool. It's really kind of cool, but is it practical and beneficial to you or our industry? I'd love to hear your comments and opinions, both good and constructive. Just click on the little play bar as it's scrolling across the video, look for the green plus sign, then click on it for options.


Brad Andersohn said on April 20, 2008 at 12:30 AM  

Is there value in allowing others the ability to comment on your video? Why not? We let them do it on your Blog...Hmmmmm. :-)

West Toronto realtor said on April 20, 2008 at 5:42 AM  

I see you (US realtors) have big advance in using web as a marketing tool. I am deling with West Toronto homes, that's a homogene community where eye-to-eye contact is very important. Such video presentation can substitute this a bit...

Brad Andersohn said on April 20, 2008 at 7:43 AM  

Having face to face time with people is very important, and internet tools and services like this are no replacement for that.

There is no substitution for a hand shake, a smile, and that eye to eye contact. Tools like this (video) simply create more opportunity for others to get to know us a little better and faster that may not know us already.

This is not just for (US Realtors) this goes for any business and all people.

Thanks for commenting, you can add one to the video as well if you like. It's just another tool and way for people to connect.

Mike said on May 30, 2008 at 12:04 PM  

Brad, cool magic trick?

I think there is incredible value in using video in our industry. However, I don't think the tools you've mentioned are the way to go.

I'd want to use something like www.tbws.com that has a CRM function attached to the video component.

I don't mean this to be a shameless plub but you asked the question!

Have a great weekend!


Brad Andersohn said on May 31, 2008 at 11:28 AM  

Mike - I love Think Big Work Small, in fact I am personal friends with Frank Garay and Brian over there.

Video is Viral and that means it's contagious. Using any video platform today give you an edge over your competition...until they catch on! :-)

Property in Brazil said on August 11, 2008 at 9:35 PM  

I think this is some how good idea to commenting. This will produce some good results in assessing the viewers point of views and thoughts.