Tuesday, December 18, 2007


I just came across VoiceThread, a new collaborative media site which aims to facilitate "Group conversations around images, docs and videos. It allows not only text comments, but audio and video comments, and even doodling (whiteboard style) on the presentation itself.

This has all sorts of amazing applications, but I've embedded this particular VoiceThread because I found it very moving, and it really captures the storytelling element of media and its collective emotional function.

In it, a woman from New Orleans shows her son around the house they lived in before Katrina, which he was too young to remember. This would be little more than a poignant family slideshow, were it not for Les (unrelated to the author) who has logged in to thank her for sharing her memories of his hometown before the flood.

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