wetoku: A New Tool for Web Interviews

If you're interested, my interview for Technorati's State of the Blogosphere mentioned above was conducted using a new and free web service called wetoku.

wetoku is still in beta, but I can tell you this: it's one to watch out for. The interview was a snap to set up - all I had to do was plug in my webcam (otherwise it sits in a box somewhere on my bookshelf) and click on a link sent to me via email. The web page consisted of the image of the interviewer (in my case, Eric Olsen of Blogcritics and Technorati) and the interviewee (me), and a simple chatbox where we can text each other. The interviewer presses the "record" button and we started talking. Simple!

It's easy to see how wetoku can be very useful (just view all of the interviews done by Technorati for their State of the Blogosphere report). I won't be surprised if we see many more wetoku interviews popping up in many blogs.


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Eric's voice was louder because... Eric has a loud voice!


Wait, there's more... Eric also had a mic that came down closer to his mouth, and probably was more sensitive than Eric's.

Wetoku interviews are best conducted with a microphone that is positioned close to the mouth, and a test run is generally a good idea -- to see how well the volume is matched.
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I also keep my nice webcam tucked in a shelf at my desk, but this...this may bring it out of hibernation. But I wonder why Eric's voice was so much louder than yours.
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