When talking about Joost, people tend to focus on its P2P infrastructure, its media center-like interface and its content deals. Now those are all valid points, but the real key to Joost’s success may be something else: A metadata framework that might just revolutionize the way we watch television. …… Imagine a personalized TV channel that only serves you shows your friends are literally talking about. Or think about the way this could transform programming itself. What if the Lost folks didn’t do their next Alternative Reality Game on the web, but in Joost itself, allowing you to collaborate with your friends and collect clues while watching the show? Continue reading over on NewTeeVee
12 thoughts on “Why Joost really rocks… Metadata”
Thanks for your kind words 🙂
Why Joost doesn’t rock… regionalisation. It was a foregone conclusion that Joost would have content that’s viewable in one part of the world but not others, but I’m still disappointed they implemented it.
Actually, little disappointed with Joost. Lot of hype, but the content & quality is not there yet.
Actually quite disappointed with Joost. Lots of hype and aside from the clean UI it appeared to have been designed without the benefit of usability.
Content deals are no big deal – content owners want their content in as many portals as possible – no ability to differentiate based on content library.
Was excited to get on board with the beta yesterday, but I haven’t been able to get reliable service – can’t wait til it gets resolved! Perhaps a result of P2P?
Remeber its a Closed Beta for a reason because its still in in active development and the content needs to be ingested and more deals signed ,
Generally speaking, I agree that in the future personalization of video content will be important. Currently, though, there is no need for Joost to do this because they have very limited programming – roughly 2000 hours.
Joost is currently in the best position to become the preeminent IPTV service, but I just don’t see thousands of content providers signing deals and giving Joost lots of power. I predict we’ll see, like the online video hosting sector, many undifferentiated Joost-like services in the near future.
Through their fanatical use of YouTube, users have sent out a very clear message: Content is king. Joost needs content first and foremost before worrying about their personalization algorithms.
For internet tv without the hype, go to http:/www.viewmy.tv
1: It’s live
2: No downloads
3: Still has social toold
4: Tons (000’s) of channels
Joost is a great idea. But if it shall be seen as a replacement for TV quality must be improved a lot. Using 42″ LCD screens or projecting the picture on a wall doesen’t give me any satisfaction yet…
Joost is not too bad. Something just doesn’t feel right about it yet. http://www.viewmy.tv is def. not the answer. Ugly and buggy. Joost feels too sluggish. Content is not bad for a beta release.