Video on Flickr
In Internet time, this is now probably old news:
"Video! Video! Video! The rumours are true and Ã¢â‚¬Å“soonÃ¢â‚¬Â is now. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re thrilled to introduce video on Flickr. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re a pro member, you can now share videos up to 90 glorious seconds in your photostream.
90 seconds? While this might seem like an arbitrary limit, we thought long and hard about how video would complement the flickrverse. If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve memorized the Community Guidelines, you know that Flickr is all about sharing photos that you yourself have taken. Video will be no different and so what quickly bubbled up was the idea of Ã¢â‚¬Å“long photos,Ã¢â‚¬Â of capturing slices of life to share. [...] "
The 90 seconds limit sounds wierd initially, but they have a fair point. We don't need more video sharing sites, we need more cool content.
The video interface looks nice. Interesting to see how it goes.