Cingular’s video sharing service won’t launch until later this year, but they will be demo-ing it at CES. I know that this has value to some people– the press release example of distant relatives seeing their new grandchild is certainly moving– but then there are the rest of us whose parents don’t much care to see yet another cute thing that their grandpuppy did. Yes, I said grandpuppy.
I think that this is ultimately a niche service, or else a service that will be used for those extraordinary events, as mentioned above. A couple of thoughts though: bullying by text message has become pervasive in the U.K., and although I haven’t seen statistics for the U.S., I can imagine it being similarly bad. I’m curious as to how children will adopt this mechanism to be even meaner. And then of course, the obvious: can the porn industry leverage this service to gain momentum on mobile?