Video of Jimmy Wales interview

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.

The video (also on M&G Online story):

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.

Comments (6)

  1. IrcMaidon wrote::

    Dear Matt

    Only a couple of weeks ago? I guess you’ve been rather busy (amatomu, etc…) if you weren’t able to read the Zoopy article on beginning of March 🙁

    Happy long weekend!

    Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 3:21 pm #
  2. matt wrote::

    yeah you got me. head in the sand or head in amatomu should I say. nice article.

    Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 3:42 pm #
  3. carls wrote::

    ja who needs multimedia really 😛

    Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 5:08 pm #
  4. Jason wrote::

    Thanks for the high five Matt 🙂

    Vince and I had a great time catching up on industry goings on while his HSPDA card worked its ‘magic’ (*cough* 10k/sec *cough*)

    Open sharing and open minds can create great things. The fact that we can exchange and interact without sandbox fights is absolutely awesome. And what Web Twee is really all about.

    Have a great Freedom Day!

    Thursday, April 26, 2007 at 10:00 pm #
  5. matt wrote::

    Cool Jason — thanks for helping us to get it up. A bit of a megabyte monster, I know.

    Monday, April 30, 2007 at 11:16 am #
  6. matt wrote::

    carly — i know, i know… i hate being the budget handbrake around here…

    Monday, April 30, 2007 at 12:28 pm #

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