Seeing Your Face Always Makes Me Fluttr

What’s the next big thing? Well, if I knew that I wouldn’t be working for a living.

However, it’s pretty safe to say that video is going to become more pervasive in all aspects of our online life.

It’s obvious to me (and hopefully to you as well) that friends prefer to see each other rather than text or voice message. So people will no doubt adopt video communication as the new standard.

But it doesn’t end there

Businesses are starting to employ video interviewing as a crucial component of the candidate vetting process.

So allow me to be the first to introduce you to one man who offers – to both friends and businesses- a platform to engage in video communications. Mr. Dan Cristo.

Dan has started Fluttrs (Its basically video twitter on steroids) and Ressimo (kind of the same thing but geared towards job candidates and hiring managers.

What separates Fluttrs from the likes of youtube and viddler?

Fluttrs has a really clean, intuitive interface. Its built as a social network from the ground up who’s means of communicating just happens to be video. When you visit it, you will immediately see that it’s not your average bear.

On a fundamental lever, Fluttrs has a very communal feel where everybody knows everybody else and there is a great sense of personal responsibility and authenticity.

It has a small but tight and very active community of early adopters and it just feels like home when you get there.

Here’s the kind of thing only available on Fluttrs.

Follow Philip Marc (aka William Shakespeare) on Fluttrs. He is the author of the Pumpkin Spice Latte sonnet you’re listening to right now.

Meet me over on Fluttrs and if you’re looking for a video hiring platform for your business, check out Ressimo.

Only available on this post: Direct download, no opt-in Video Blogging Quickstart Guide.

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  • dancristo

    Dino, many thanks for the featured article. You’ve earned yourself a place in Fluttrs’ history for being the first to officially expose Fluttrs to the world. You may or may not be changing the course of human events (probably not, but maybe).

    • Dino Dogan

      You know Im a fan so this was a no brainer dude…everyone should know about fluttrs and ressimo 🙂

      • dancristo

        You are too awesome for your own good. Hey, I’m posting a fluttr about video blogging, and in it I mention your ebook on the topic linked in this post. Do you mind if I link directly to it from my vid?

        • Dino Dogan

          Link away my friend…pay no attention to the thinly veiled artificial scarcity attempt in this post 🙂

  • Keith Bloemendaal

    Awesome stuff Dino, I just joined and followed you, Murray and Dan on Fluttrs. Hope to start interacting when things calm down for me later this week 🙂

    • Dino Dogan

      Cool tits dude…its a great site but I would recommend you unfollow the other two cuz they’s no good :-p

      • dancristo

        I’m going to have to agree with Dino there…. wait.. what?

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  • Janet Callaway

    Dino, aloha. Thx so much for the timely info on fluttrs. Like William Shakespeare, pumpkin spice latte is my favorite as well. So good to find yet another kindred spirit. Thx too for another smile. Aloha. Janet

    • Dino Dogan

      You two should join forces and create a Pumpkin Spice Latte coalition of the willing :-p (There is a joke in there somewhere you just have to think about it really really hard lol) or not…

    • dancristo

      If you’re a fan of the pumpkin spice latte, you may be interested in a follow up fluttr where a member shares how to get the PSL all year round.

  • Morgan Barnhart

    I am digging it! Video is definitely rising in popularity among businesses. I’m definitely going to be checking out Fluttr. I love that the only way to communicate is through video. 🙂

    • Dino Dogan

      YES!!! EXACTLY!!! @dancristo mentioned it and its obvious once you visit fluttrs but it didnt click for me until you just said it. That IS one of its main “selling” points, the fact that the only way to communicate is through video.

      Since Ive been using it, I wanted to reply with text to some videos and was little vexed that I wasn’t able to, but its exactly that “limitation” that makes fluttrs unique.

      • dancristo

        It’s funny you guys are talking about text based comments. I’ve gone back and forth a few times on whether or not to add text commenting, knowing that if we restricted it to video less people would engage. It was actually my wife (@gracecristo) who recommended we keep it all video, because that’s what makes it different than all the YouTube type sites out there.

        There is another really great thing about video. There is an author named John Suler who wrote an article titled, “The Psychology of Cyberspace”. In it he notes that factors such as anonymity, invisibility and asynchronicity can lead to what psyco-therapist Kali Munro describes as an “emotional hit and run”. Where people can leave hateful comments without fear of any consequences. Go to any popular YouTube video and a quick read through the first or second page of comments will show exactly this. Off-topic, heated discussions where people rip into each other for no apparent reason. Would they ever do this in real life? Of course not. But because they can hide behind a little avatar, they see it as a game with no consequences.

        Psychology aside, text comments often lead to spam. That in and of itself was a major factor for keeping it just video. Yes, text is easier, but it’s also less meaningful. Maybe each video will only have 3 or 4 video responses, but those 3 or 4 responses will mean so much more than 40 text comments that all read, “I liked your video”. Quality over quantity.

        Lastly, I find that “social networks” like Facebook and Twitter are anything but social. They are meant for surface level interactions only intended to convey information like, “I wonder what so and so is doing right now”. That sort of thing isn’t being social, that’s just a feed of data. True social networking is meeting up with friends for dinner, firing up Skype to catch up with a friend in California or leaving a, “thinking about you video on fluttrs”. 🙂 (you like how I slipped that one in there?)

        Social networks like twitter and facebook have their purpose, but it’s different then fluttrs because of the video piece. YouTube is closer to what Fluttrs is in the sense that it’s video sharing, but it’s not 2-way communication. I’m hoping fluttrs will fill the gap, and people will have lively conversations via video on the site – both real time and with recorded messages.

  • MaKenzie Birchell

    Wow Dino, thanks so much for sharing this awesome tool that’s blazing new trails in the social media space….. I may end up with a post that rides on your coat tails a little on this one–but so cool, people need to know about it! 🙂 Thanks for keeping me informed & entertained as always!

    • Dino Dogan

      Feel free to run with it…I love fluttrs and I think it deserves as much recognition and publicity as possible.

    • dancristo

      MaKenzie gets +1,000 points for her follow up post on fluttrs! You both are the greatest!

  • Elise M

    Oh, how I so agree that video will be huge in the future 🙂

    I definitely checked out Fluttrs briefly after I heard about it from your podcast interview with Dan. I like it a lot. Such a cool concept to make it like Twitter for video. I really hope it grows bigger, and I have a feeling it will.

    • Dino Dogan

      yup..more I use it more I like it. When am I going to see you there?

  • Bryan Thompson

    Dino, I will give this a look. Never heard of Fluttr until now. Am I on too many social networks now? 🙂

    • Dino Dogan

      Fluttrs def has a unique feel. Its really used as a “leave a video message” type of deal between friends. The other way we’re using it is to create these funny, silly little vignettes for each other, or for the entire community to enjoy, like the pumpkin spice latte sonnet….mos def worth a look 🙂

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  • Nia

    Gosh Dino you always come up with outstanding stuff! I’m always learning something new from you. Thanks

    • Dino Dogan

      See you there 🙂 hehe…get it? “See” you 🙂

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