When Charlie Sheen went crazy, web content producers had a feeding frenzy of link bait and viral memes related to his shenanigans.
One of my favorite traffic winners from this frenzy was Yowie, an interactive video chat room. Two comedians from the Upright Citizens Brigade scene launched a marathon “Two and a Half Days of Two and a Half Men” campaign using the Yowie platform to live cast themselves watching episodes of the show, while onlookers participated through live chat, watched the show along with them, and even joined the show as a video chat guest in some cases.
I was so impressed with some of the advances in interactive video Yowie has made (in comparison to GotoMeeting, Skype, ChatRoulette, etc.) that I had to hear more from Yowie Founder Jamie Snider about their plans for us marketers, creatives and entrepreneurs.
Rather than write out our conversation, I interviewed Jamie through the Yowie platform, and screen captured select video snippets which are embedded below. If you’d rather watch the whole 45 minute archive of our interview, awkward silence and all, visit it here http://www.yowie.com/Show/2mi.
Otherwise, take a few minutes to watch the clips below and learn more about how Yowie will change the face of interactive video. Below the videos are links to several comedians and celebrities’ archived livecasts on Yowie.
How was SXSW?
What happens to live video chats when they’re over?
What was the inspiration for Yowie?
How are people using Yowie?
Yowie vs. Chatroulette
Using Yowie for Marketing
Sharing Video with Yowie
Recent Celebrity Sightings on Yowie
Dianna Agron (Glee): http://www.yowie.com/show/245
Amy Poehler (SNL and Parks and Rec): http://www.yowie.com/show/21k
Paul Scheer (The League): http://www.yowie.com/show/19k
Paul Tompkins (VH1): http://www.yowie.com/show/12j
Marc Maron (WTF Podcast): http://www.yowie.com/show/1siRead More