MobaTalk is an experiment from Michael Baily that he calls “Video Twitter”. Here’s the alpha testing page where you can see all of the video tweets being recorded right now. The cool thing is that you don’t even have to sign up or join his service and there’s nothing to download or install. All you need is a webcam, a twitter account and a dream. Ok, maybe not the dream part so much.
The video quality is outstanding, especially compared to other video recording services such as 12Secs and Seesmic. By the way, here’s a comparison test MobaTalk conducted for video recorded on MobaTalk vs Seesmic.
The other interesting thing about MobaTalk is the way that you can subscribe to any video message with your iTunes or GoogleReader. As a matter of fact, you can subscribe to either the hashtag itself and receive all of the videos from anyone or you’ll be able to subscribe to the feed containing the videos from a specific individual, regardless of which hashtag they’re in.
The interface is ultra slick too. It has a very Mac-esque look and feel.
MobaTalk is still raw and in its infancy but like a rookie with a natural swing it shows great promise for the future. We’ll need to give it some time to mature and develop some discipline at the plate, ok enough already with the baseball metaphors!
The bottom line is that the video quality is high quality and the concepts for delivering these video tweets to Twitter and subscribing to them are excellent too. MobaTalk might need to do more work with individual memberships and groups. While it’s nice not having to create yet another online account it might be worth it in this case since we’re talking about high quality videos and our personal feeds to twitter and other networks, as well as to iTune and GoogleReader. We should keep our eyes on MobaTalk and see what develops.