Title: A platform for mobile social media and video sharing

Authors: Jari Multisilta; Marko Suominen; Sari Östman

Addresses: Nokia Research Center, Visiokatu 1, Tampere 33720, Finland and Advanced Multimedia Center, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 300, Pori 28101, Finland ' Advanced Multimedia Center, Tampere University of Technology, P.O. Box 300, Pori 28101, Finland ' School of Cultural Production and Landscape Studies, University of Turku, P.O. Box 124, Pori 28101, Finland

Abstract: In this paper, we present the mobile video experience (MoViE) social mobile service that enables users to create geotagged video clips and community-created video stories. The MoViE is designed to be used with mobile devices, and it supports user-generated tags, tagspaces, geotags, remixing of community-created clips, multiple-choice queries and moderation. It can be used, e.g., as a video publishing and sharing service, or at schools as a service for reporting field trips using class-created video clips. In this paper, we present the concept of a tagspace, i.e. a new method to give different meaning to same tag words in different contexts. MoViE was piloted during Pori Jazz 2008 festival with 16 users. The users were given directions for recording, sharing and remixing videos in ways that aimed to support digital storytelling and sharing experiences. After the experiment, the users were interviewed. We claim that when users are experiencing an event, they have to have a common ground for creating shared experiences and for representing these experiences as a video stories based on the clips the community have cocreated. The concert experience as such was not enough to create the common ground that would support users to share their experiences.

Keywords: mobile social media; video sharing; mobile video; tag words; tagspace; video clip remixing; query; moderation; context; experience; platform; geotagged video clips; geotagging; collaboration; video cocreation; community stories; common ground; life publishing; life casting; digital storytelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJART.2012.044336

International Journal of Arts and Technology, 2012 Vol.5 No.1, pp.53 - 72

Available online: 17 Dec 2011

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