The social-media makeover of kintespace.com is based on new apps developed by Songhay System (which is me @BryanWilhiteâwhich is another way of saying I am still too cheap to turn my company into a corporation). This years-large strategy approaches Twitter primarily as an extension of blogging and YouTube integration has always been a part of the content curation and presentation space of the kintĂ© space. Facebook for the record is currently an extension of Twitter which totally fails to recognize that Facebook is way, way larger than Twitter (this âfailureâ is by design kids).
For years, the rasx context (Blog) has been stuffed with âTwinksâ posts (again, twinks stands for âTwitter linksââI have no idea what this means elsewhere). From a technical view, this Twinks project has been a way to archive my feedly.com picks instead of âtrustingâ Twitter to preserve my data. I built a system (a lot of it on Windows Azure) to help me automate the process of turning my âtweetsâ back into Blog prose. From a personal point of view, I have always read the âmorning paperâ since I was a travel writer at the Automobile Club in the 1990sâ90% of my Twitter activity is based on a modern rendition of this personal habit. From a historical point of view, kintespace.com is curating the âBlack Twitterâ phenomenonâagainâŠ curatingâŠ
Like Instagram, Snapchat and others, I deliberately ignored YouTube in the early years. Now I watch YouTube almost as much (sometimes more) as Netflix. So, from a personal point of view, I have been using my curated YouTube channels âplayerâ on a daily basis. I have one for kintespace.com and one for Songhay SystemâI consider myself sharing this experience with similarly interested visitors. Both of these players are leveraging Windows Azure and the YouTube Data API. The older folks that visit kintespace.com may find it extremely helpful to find some of the âblack stuffâ on YouTube curated all in one place.
I am very proud of the BookTuber collection now in the kintĂ© space (many of the selections came from @mynameismarines via @rowenamonde). The younger (millennial) content makers that are doing their own âmonetizingâ thing with do-no-evil Google can be respectfully recognized in an âoldâ venue like the kintĂ© space. Itâs wonderful to have such continuity here at kintespace.com: from simple static Web pages to cloud-hosted, API-driven apps.
Songhay B-Roll Player
Should you stumble upon brollplayer.azurewebsites.net you will find nothing serious (visually). The curated YouTube channels (and the new HTML 5 audio player that I have not formally announced) are all âpoweredâ by assets at this .net address. This means to be the very, very humble beginnings of the Songhay B-Roll Player. This player will be a suite of apps that will replace almost all of the presentation engines here at kintespace.com. More on this later (or bust)âŠ