Did you see something really funny on the street? Like a jogging Elvis or roller blading nun? Those are the sort of things we see all the time in New York (and things I like to talk about seeing). And do you want to share what you see? Well, you could send it to America’s Funniest Home Videos – I can’t believe that show is still on the air, nor can I believe anyone watches it – or to CNN. But the chances of getting airtime on TV are slim. This sounds like a perfect job for the Web instead.
Plus, we recently heard about Thumbplay.com, a Web 2.0 community that enables users to upload/download photos and videos from their mobile devices and host it on the site. Here users can share what they see, plus post comments and interact with users.
At this point the user-generated contact is about what you’d expect, in other words lots of stuff that people probably think is funny or interesting, but only to them. Thumbplay.com won’t be giving YouTube any competition in terms of high-quality user or flashy video. But that’s not the point. This is for those who want to record those special moments on their phone and share them for the world (even if the world doesn’t really care). So this will be a great place to post images of the rolling blading nun.