Seesmic has released a WordPress plugin to enable blog video commenting. I’m somewhat lukewarm to the idea of implementing them here on ZNF… One can be efficient scanning text for interesting keywords, while video comments (in their current form) only offer a text title and an automatically selected keyframe thumbnail without a rating system. Meaning you’d have to watch the entire video to determine if there’s anything worthwhile within. And, unlike text, these video comments don’t allow editing – what you film, is what you post. Related, in chatting with a few fellow bloggers, we wonder if moderating video will significantly add to our workload. While I figure Google (YouTube) is here for the long haul, I’m generally reluctant to host content on third party sites.
The entire Crunch Network has pulled the trigger on Seesmic’s video comments (Arrington is an investor), and I left a couple of test replies to CrunchGear editor John Biggs earlier today. John offered a good response (using text) to my first video in suggesting folks utilize this video option to show off their gear. Although, I replied (with video, copied below) that I no longer read text comments and might have missed his archaically-presented insight. ;)
So what’s the consensus here… Is there any interest in implementing this?