Sunday, June 10, 2007
Sclipo is a video sharing site for learning everyday skills from tying a tie to giving a professional massage.
The interface of the site is standard YouTube with embedding code, tags, and a related videos section. One option is new though; viewers can choose to tip the uploader if he or she has specified a PayPal account through Sclipo.
The Barcelona-based team behind the site is adding another twist; Masters, or video uploaders, will be able to conduct live classes via webcam with the upcoming SclipoLive service. Students will be able to chat with one another and take notes during the online class. This information will be indexed and used to deep-tag the video for easier navigation later.
The current service compares favorably with competitors like VideoJug and 5min.com although it has a more international flavor with many videos recorded in Spanish. The biggest draw is likely to be the SclipoLive platform when it launches. It's the natural evolution of an instructional video site towards more interactivity, and I'll certainly be watching it closely.