We’ve put the full video of my interview with Jimmy Wales up. Yes it’s a bit late, but our aim was for it to coincide with the summarised interview that appeared in the Mail & Guardian paper (which we were still late for because the paper came out on a Thursday this week). 😛
Vincent who is supposed to be on paternity leave was harangued into setting it up together with Zoopy. I think he has blown the gigs on his new data card. A big thanks to the Zoopy guys for doing this with us. Thanks Vincent (sorry Danni!).
I must say I am very impressed with Zoopy and that is why we chose to partner with them. There have been other local video sharing applications here and there that have been making noises, but Zoopy seems to be the most serious and impressive. I first stumbled across them about two weeks ago when they posted raw footage of the ex-Fidentia boss returning home on their site.
This video was really an experiment on our part because we are not yet geared for multimedia. I thought the Jimmy Wales interview was perfect for an experimental pilot however. The M&G Online template, which is in desperate need of a redesign, also doesn’t really handle the extras efficiently either, but it’s there and it works.
I still don’t know if its quite worth it to embark on full-blown, regular multimedia reporting yet. Yes it’s nice and innovative and broadband is better than ever before. And if we do it, we’ll get accolades and our peers and the trade magazines will praise our innovation… but if we are honest with ourselves is it really worth it from an investment vs reward point of view? Yes, but not now.