This is a great example of the wisdom of the crowd, it's problem solving though video messaging. Of course, a live video chat would be better but instant real-time is the next best thing. In this case, Sukhijt had a real problem and posted a call for help to the Seesmic community which quickly appeared from all over the world. By the end of the thread the problem is solved with her purchase of the Rocketfish™ - Webcam. We see Sukjit made it to her parents house (and after fixing her audio) she introduces them to her Seesmic friends. The last video in the thread was recorded by Bruce Prokopets who seemed quite amazed by it all and said, "this is social media at work at it's best."
The Seesmic community continues to grow as well with the recent news that, Movable Type Now Has Video Comments On Seesmic Too. The Seesmic blog said,"We now support Movable Type, WordPress, Disqus, Cocomment, Drupal (API support, plugin coming) and Dotclear (unofficial) to add video comments. The plugins are already installed in about 1500 sites and blogs."
UPDATE: See Seesmic Video Comments Go Live on MovableType Blogs on Beet.TV that includes an interview with Seesmic evangelist Cathy Brooks.
UPDATE 2: Sukjhit sent this Twitter message regarding her parents new webcam:
|sukhjit @klessblog That was cool! will be linking to it.. u may b happy to hear my mom & dad did their 1st skype call using new cam yesterday!|
Related: Wisdom of Crowds from Wikipedia.