Mobile Video Success Will Be User Generated

Andreas Constantinou has some commentary up on what is needed for mobile video to succeed — basically, people need to be able to create and share their own videos with their handsets easily…the user-generated content paradigm. In the bottom half of the post he has listed what is needed, and it’s a good list: Good software, appropriate distribution, 3G, flat-rate data plans, brands and communities and so on…worth a read. Skip the first part of the article — Constantinou has tried to coin a new term (reverse mobile TV) which fails on a number of levels, the most significant one being that it’s talking about video rather than TV. He then goes on to say it will “do for mobile phones what the Slingbox is doing for TV”, which is another thing entirely.