blinkx.tv Offering Video Blogging and Video Upload Space
Joining the web services which are offering free video upload and storage (including Google Video and The Web Archive) blinkx.tv has just rolled out my blinkx.tv – a new service available through its video search engine, www.blinkx.tv.
At my blinkx.tv, users can upload and store their video blogs free of charge; they can also enter a search and save it as a “channel”, which will be automatically and perpetually updated with relevant footage. This personal “channel” can then be viewed as a single, uninterrupted media stream, either online, or when downloaded to their desktops or portable video player. In this way, blinkx is empowering Internet users to customize not only what video content they receive, but also how and when they view it.
Leveraging the tremendous growth of compelling user-generated content on the Web, my blinkx.tv is an interactive content hub for non-commercial videos, which introduces a unique approach to the way that content can be shared and consumed online.
For example, someone can upload personal footage and commentary on Hurricane Katrina to my blinkx.tv. blinkx will then automatically normalize the content, convert it into Flash, create an audio transcript, and index the file. The user’s video clip will then become part of a living library, so that another visitor to my blinkx.tv who searched for New Orleans and weather would find that segment on Hurricane Katrina, along with other related user generated content, featured in their own customized channel.