Seesmic, a startup founded by European entrepreneur and blogger Loic Le Meur, has been in closed alpha since October 2007 has hopes of creating a video conversation platform online. Seesmic creates an dashboard for anyone with a web cam to quickly create a video. Videos can then be published to a website or social network as well as responded to within the Seesmic community.
My first impression of Seesmic was that is reminded me of slimmed down version of BlogTV which I use regularly for video interviews. But it appears that Seesmic is aimed at creating more a short form or Twitter-like video community where people can interact around both user generated and professional content.
I gave Seesmic a try and recorded my first Seesmic video (shown below). I saw noticeably poor video quality when I recorded my first Seesmic video. Seesmic is still a very new product so I expect the video quality will be improved with time but I thought it was still worth noting.
Seesmic has an interesting thing going but I definitely see others in this space as Utterz recently added the ability to record video and other are already in the space. If you would like an invite to Seesmic, be one of the first five people to comment on this post and I will send you an invitation code.