Monday, June 11, 2007


I, Cringely . The Pulpit . Whistlebox | PBS: "Look into your webcam and say what you have to say. Click another button to review your post or even to edit it. Once you are happy with the way your video looks, Whistlebox automatically compresses and uploads your response.


If you are wondering why you've never heard of Whistlebox, that would probably be because to my knowledge nobody has written about it before.


Let's think of some ways Whistlebox, or a Whistlebox equivalent, might be used beyond YouTube-like video responses.

Given that the Whistlebox boys come from an ad agency background, it isn't surprising that their product has a lot of potential ad-related uses. Dating sites can use it to post video introductions. Okay, that's a no-brainer, but why not use the same technology to advertise babysitting services, allowing parents to have a good look at that babysitter even before making the call? There are many services where it would be a great help to see and hear the potential service provider before making a commitment."

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