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FirstPost Launches User Video Segment Called YouSpeak; Our Take, Suggestions

Yesterday, FirstPost.com, the online news portal from the Network18 group, launched YouSpeak, a platform which allows users to share their views via video. The approach to encouraging videos is interesting: FirstPost is taking almost a discussion forum approach to videos: Firstly, it is allowing its users to start discussions on issues via video, and just in case that doesn't happen (although there isn't such a thing as commenting fatigue, video can be tedious) it is enabling its own writers/staff to share views, with the purpose of seeding a discussion on issues - for example, this on the Yahoo's telecommuting ban. How it works Durga Raghunath, VP Product and Executive News, Firstpost, told MediaNama that they tried to focus a lot on the ease of uploading "The commenting tech has been around so long and well thought out, that we were ready…

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