Webshots adds video to photosharing service

Thomas Hawk reports that two services added video to their service offerings (Vizrea and Webshots). I talked with Webshots execs today and it sounds very cool. I’m off to check it out.

Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of Flickr, told me they are working on video too. So, it’ll be interesting to see which service really gets this right.

Why does this matter?

Because most digital still cameras now also do video. So, as people figure that out they’ll be looking for places to put their videos. Most probably have heard of YouTube so it’ll be interesting to see if these services can get people to post videos there instead of on YouTube or other video services.


Danger of blog rumors

The rumor game can mislead a lot of people. All day long I was hearing about MyBlogLog being acquired by Yahoo. Turns out it’s not true (the original TechCrunch article has now been updated).

Lately I’ve been telling people that I start out very skeptical about what I read in blogs and my skepticism goes down after 24-hours. I find that if something untrue is reported on blogs that the company usually lets the blogosphere know (and they should!)

But, if something is true? They stay quiet.

One other thing? Never expect bloggers to do fact checking or original reporting. Even me. But if a blog survives 24-hours without anyone refuting the facts? That’s when rumors turn to belief.