Video blogging is increasingly becoming a popular form of reaching out to your audience. Wouldn’t it be great if you can combine this with the popular social media tool – Twitter?
There are three services that are doing just that. They are helping Tweeples with video/web cameras broadcast to their followers. More and more, bloggers, podcasters, music artists, celebrities, etc. are using them to engage with their audience in a colorful way. Here are the three video tweet services that will help get you on your way:
BubbleTweet provides tweeters the ability to create or upload a 30-second video that will help give some personality to their tweets. It requires no registration; only your Twitter login information. After creating your video, you are provided with a unique BubbleTweet URL that you can share with your followers. BubbleTweet archives your video tweets indefinitely. The only issues is that currently only works on web browsers and cannot be embedded on any other sites, other than Twitter. Additionally, unlike the other two services, Bubble Tweet does not allow you the ability to broadcast live.
CamTweet is the newest creation of the makers of the popular video service Justin.TV,, except it is made specifically made for Twitter.
Like BubbleTweet, CamTweet does not require registration. You login using your Twitter information. With CamTweet, you are able to broadcast live to your followers. At the same time that you are broadcasting, you are also able to simultaneously chat with your viewers.
CamTweet provides you a link to share with other people who are not on Twitter. After you finished broadcasting, you are provided a unique URL that you can use to share as well. The only issue is that you are unable to embed it onto another site or blog. There is no FAQs on the site, so I am not sure if the video tweets are archived indefinitely. More than likely, they are being that they have unique URLs that have to be pointing to something.
TwitCam provides users with the ability of broadcasting and chatting with their Twitter followers. It is powered by Livestream. Unlike the other two services, TwitCam does require registration. However, you register using your Twitter login information. By registering for the service, you are provided a unique TwitCam page that shows a profile and recent broadcasts. Similar to CamTweet, TwitCam provides you with the ability to simultaneously chat with your viewers while broadcasting live. Twitcam is the only one of the three services that lets you embed your video tweet into another site or blog, even while broadcasting live. When you are done, you are able to save the broadcast.
Whichever service you decide to use, using video on Twitter is a great way to engage your followers. It also gives you a personal touch that usually cannot be achieved in any other way.
Have you tried any of these services? Or do you know of similar ones? Post them in the comments, so we can check it out.