We’ve been testing a new comments feature on the TechCrunch blogs over the last few days – video comments, powered by Seesmic (a company I invested in). The feature is delivered via a WordPress plugin (details here and an overview video is here).
You’ll see the link to leave a video comment at the end of the comment stream on every post. You can choose to leave a text comment or a video comment. You’ll need to create a Seesmic account to start leaving comments, and that account will allow you full access to Seesmic as well as any other blogs that begin to use the plugin.
The plugin also integrates directly into the WordPress admin page, allowing bloggers to create a video and embed it into their post directly.
Seesmic is not the first video startup to do this. Viddler released an excellent plugin earlier this year as well. Details on the Viddler product are here, which includes a list of blogs that have integrated it. If you are thinking of adding this feature to your blog, you should look at both products and choose the one that’s right for you.