is joost about to launch to the public?

it was about 2am est…for no reason at all i was checking out some of the video sites out there to see if there was anything new i have not seen. i clicked on joost and the site is down with a ‘we are working on the site’ message. well if you are in private beta as joost has been is there any real reason to update your site? i would think not. with the news of fox/nbc last week is joost looking to grab some early market share by launching a little bit earlier than planned. might not be a bad idea.
this is just a guess on my end.

if anyone out there has any more information let me know.

marx.

update: the site is back up and sorry to say joost is not open to the public. they added a few more features like:

  • whats on joost
  • more screenshots of the platform
  • and if you have not seen the joost player it is now on the site

the most interesting of all the new features is a section called ‘share’. i had no idea what to expect when i clicked on it seeing the only thing i could really share was a link to the site at this point unless i am a beta tester. but i was surprised when i clicked on it…they go into how users will be able to share their channels with friends and take the tv watching experience into a community like environment.

this brings up another point. i watched last week march madness games at a friends place in nyc. we have a mutual good friend who lives in miami. the coolest thing about watching the games was hopping on ichat to talk through what was happening in the game real time with our friend in miami. that give me the idea that we can all watch the game together from 3 different parts of the world. if anyone works for the nba, nfl, mlb or nhl (and nhl you need help) this is a tech you should take advantage of. i would call it ‘game talk’ or ‘game chat’. allow people with webcams to come to the .com of that sport and login to talk with those who are watching the game as well. of course people will start to talk smack but thats the beauty of it.

just a thought. sorry for the long update. see the new joost site here

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One Response to “is joost about to launch to the public?”

  1. Ronald Lewis Says:

    I noticed the message this evening as well — I do know they are relaunching the site, but I doubt they’re launching publicly — that probably won’t happen for a few more weeks at best.

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