TC50 Day Two: AnyClip, Hark, Threadsy

By September 16, 2009

AnyClip won early points by structuring the beginning of their presentation around The Big Lebowski. The site allows you to easily find any clip from any movie. This is awesome in theory, especially for people like me who can’t for the life of them drop a movie quote correctly. Their ClipIt dashboard allows users to add metadata so you don’t have to search just dialogue to find the scene. Many of film’s iconic scenes are already to find with Google. Yesterday when I learned about Patrick Swayze I searched “Pain don’t hurt” in Google and found the scene immediately. Right now,

AnyClip only has 300 films in its library. It could be great with a lot of work and partnerships the studios. Unless they can get cleaner and niche-ier clips than stuff we can already find, I think they’ll end up selling their tech to a larger company.

Until the FCC really cracks down on YouTube and like sites, I don’t see AnyClip happening as an independent entity, although its technology could help Hulu or other long-form video sites.

Hark has a nice old-school b-boy logo, but like most sites, the name tells me nothing about what the service does. Wild Style evangelism?

It turns out that Hark is “linking on steroids.” I liked them better when I thought they would be evoking Christmas time in Hollis Queens or Kool Moe Dee Santa putting Doug E. Fresh under the tree.

The link-sharing market is oversaturated. Hark, to me, complicates sharing,which needs to be streamlined and quickened, not the other way around.

Threadsy. The average young person uses two email accounts, three social networks and one IM, logging into these services for two hours a day.

Threadsy is a free web app that integrates all of messaging services. It also aggregates data about the people you’re communicating with from all of the social networks they’re members of. It automatically refreshes the inbound content of all of the serviced you use, email as well as updates. Fly-over reading of links, photos and videos is always appreciated.

Right now the movement is towards streamlining the things we do on the Web, and Threadsy could definitely help do this.

Scoble loves it, but is worried that there’s not enough people who want aggregated content like this, calling it “the Friendfeed problem.” Monetizing inboxes is also a difficult thing.

Threadsy plans to monetize by more specifically targeting certain email content, as opposed to Gmail’s shotgun method (as much as Hotmail is derided, as a user I do think their advertising is more successful, if more intrusive).

Rapper Chamillionaire is the only panelist to question the safety of having all your data in one place.

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