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I don't have a standalone webcam at home, so I've never really gotten into the whole 'vlogging' phenomenon. But my MacBook (which I use at work) does have it's little inbuilt iSight for recording video...so whilst I've been off this week I took my MacBook home and started playing around with video. I've had a blast!

To dip my feet in the water I used 12seconds TV. 12seconds is an alpha mode website where you can record video updates, it's been described as the video version of Twitter. Because just like how you're limited to 140 characters at Twitter, at 12seconds you're limited to...guess what... 12 SECONDS!

I don't see any huge real estate applications for 12Seconds, you can't do a great deal in 12 seconds :-) But it's a fun site, great for transparency and networking, people can comment on the videos and you can subscribe to peoples 'channels'. One thing I would say, is that because it only takes 12 seconds to record/watch a video, it's never going to eat in to too much of your work time. That's a huge advantage! It's a fun site and there are a few real estate people there already that I know of including Jeff Turner, Derek Overbey, Brad Coy, Mark Eckenrode and Ted Mackel. There are probably heaps more!

Here's a video I made a few days ago, my channel itself is here.

British Weather on 12seconds.tv


After getting used to 12seconds, I felt comfortable enough to record longer clips, so I turned my attention to Seesmic. Seesmic is a video conversation site, you may for example ask a question and then people respond to you via video. It makes for great worldwide conversations...heck I was even chatting in French with people from across the channel this morning!

I love this site, I really really do. After all, I'm all the way in England and don't get any real 'face time' with my pals in the US, so it's great that I can feel like they're opposite me having a conversation. There are even more real estate people over at Seesmic, it's like a video ActiveRain if you log on at the right time of day!

Go take a looksie, you can watch videos without signing up, but the fun comes when you're a part of the conversation! You can search for people you know (find me here) and 'follow' their videos, and best of all you can now tag posts e.g with 'real estate' so that they can be searched by users. Mike Mueller was very excited to rank number one for 'mortgage'! Maybe we'll see you over there :-)




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Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Cool video and thanks for the post. I am not sure how much it will actually help but hey >>>>.

Aug 16, 2008 08:48 AM #1
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

I love all of your 12second updates...Keep em coming...

Aug 16, 2008 09:59 AM #2
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Poppy D, very cool v-posts on both sights. I love following your lead! Enjoy your day! Love, C.  ;-)

Aug 16, 2008 10:31 AM #3
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Featured @ Club Chaos

Aug 16, 2008 10:33 AM #4
Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

Poppy - It's so nice to see you and hear you instead of just twittering with you!

When we move beyong text, we become real, 3 dimensional people.

And yes, I OWN the "Mortgage" search on Seesmic.   

That means anyone could also own similar searches that aptly apply to them.  "Homes for Sale, Sunny Acres" for instance?


Active Mike

Aug 17, 2008 09:50 AM #5
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Wow, nice screen shot! Mike, I've got to go check you out when I get back. Cool!

Aug 17, 2008 10:33 AM #6
Chuck Willman UtahHomes.me
www.UtahHomes.me - Alpine, UT

I think they should have made it 15 seconds because

a) a quarter-minute just feels right and

b) everyone wants their 15 seconds of fame.

Ok. Now I'm just being silly.

Aug 19, 2008 11:08 AM #7
C Tann-Starr
Tann Starr & Associates, Inc. - Palm Bay, FL

Chuck, I'm with you and believe 30 Seconds would be awesome. That's a whole television commercial. I could get a lot done in 30 seconds (LOL).

Aug 20, 2008 05:33 AM #8
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