Wednesday, May 7, 2008

My ooVoo Day With... Recap Video, and the Good Deeds That Were Done

Scott Monty sent out an email yesterday to participants of “My ooVoo Day With..." as an update on what's new with ooVoo and a link to a fun new recap video that commemorated the "My ooVoo Day With..." event. In his email he said, "Thanks to your participation, it was a complete success. You helped fill over 450 seats in 161 video chat sessions over the course of 12 days. ooVoo was exposed to more people at once than ever before... But more than that, you made a difference to a number of charitable organizations. Last month, ooVoo was pleased to present a $30,000 check to the Frozen Pea Fund in the name of 22 of the hosts; in addition, $1,500 went to each of the following charities: Pie Ranch, the Massachusetts Air & Space Museum, the Disabled American Veterans; and $750 each went to the Ma Chien Autism School and Hands & Voices."

The video was created from recordings and screen shots made by people in the ooVoo community. I think they did a great job putting it together and the song is really cool too. You should be able to spot me in it!

Video description: "In February 2008, a group of 20 bloggers and podcasters hosted “My ooVoo Day”. The participating bloggers chatted with fans via ooVoo. To thank all the bloggers hosting the chats, ooVoo donated $30,000 to the Frozen Pea Fund, a fund established to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer campaign, in honor of blogger and cancer patient Susan Reynolds. Go to to download ooVoo and keep an eye out for My ooVoo Day With, Political Edition coming in June."

Some of the recent updates to ooVoo include the ability to stream ooVoo live and have an ooVoo video chat within Facebook. You can check out the ooVoo blog for more information.

In related news, ooVoo was a recent Webware 100 Winner in the Communications category as one of the cool web apps for everyone.

Congratulations ooVoo!