Disqus and Seesmic Pair Up For Video Comments

First, let me say that I am not sure about the utility of video comments. I’ve seen them and even viewed them on Techcrunch and I think they slow down and break up the conversation more than they contribute to it. But I also firmly believe in trying everything at least once before making up my mind.

So with that proviso behind me, the news this morning is that Disqus, the comment system I use on this blog and the company that my firm, Union Square Ventures, has invested in, has teamed up with Seesmic to offer video comments. They are live on this blog and also on Scripting News where I left a comment just now.

So here we go.

Please let me know what you think in the comments and if you have the time and inclination to leave a video comment please do that. I’ll do all my replies to this post in video.

UPDATE: I take back my promise to leave only video comments to this post. I think this discussion is a good one and I’ll be running around all day in meetings here in Palo Alto and I’ll want to do the email reply thing.