We’re fixin’ to find out — as of this weekend, e.politics has entered the video world (or, at least we will have as soon as the camera arrives). I’m starting with a little-bitty Mino, Flip Video’s new, even-smaller camera that dispenses with disposable batteries and charges via USB. The ultimate goal? Some kind of periodic video show and/or video interview series, focusing on folks in the online politics field plus the usual pop culture/music/robot/zombie obsessions. The little Mino critter is most likely a gateway drug; once hooked, I’ll probably have to buy one of those pro-am video cameras that are a next step up the video food chain. Mmmmm, toys.
DC hosted blog royalty last week, as A-list tech blogger Robert Scoble came to town to meet with folks in the political world. Of course, it was an excellent excuse for a party, and a solid mix of tech nerds and online politicos showed up at classic Eurotrash hangout MCCXXIII, just south of Dupont Circle. Peter Corbett with iStrategyLabs was set up for video interviews, and he’s handily posted the results for us to enjoy. The clip below includes friends-of-epolitics Andrew Feinberg, Julie Germany and the Good Doktor Rosenblatt, along with a Very Special E.politics Moment right before Scoble comes on for the last segment.
Note: dig the “jump to a scene” feature — drag the slider along and you can move quickly from one interview to the next (I’m the next-to-the-last one, Mom). I don’t remember seeing this feature before, but I’ve also never used the site Viddler, where this thing is hosted.