A One Time Airtime…….

Finally had a chance to play around with Airtime this evening. For those of you who don’t know, Airtime is a new video chat service which was launched yesterday at a star-studded event in New York by Sean Parker (The guy made famous by JT in the movie “The Social Network”) and Shawn Fanning the whiz kids that brought us Napster all those years ago. So what does Airtime do? Well its a web application that taps in to Facebook’s existing social graph and connects you in a video chat with people who share the same common interest’s, location or you can just chat with your existing Facebook friends. Think of it as “Chatroulette” without all the dicks……

So what’s my verdict…. If you like to have random video chats with people who you don’t really know then you will love this, but that’s not really my thing so I can’t really see myself using it very often. Will be interesting to see how the try to monetize the site, and if Facebook will get involve!!!  It wouldn’t surprise me if this is one of the first places that we see Facebook Ad’s appear away from Facebook which has been rumoured for a while now.

Have you checked out Airtime yet? What’s your thoughts?

Matthew Marley

Matthew Marley is a Social Media & Search Specialist from Glasgow Scotland with a passion for the web and emerging technologies.

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