This week we did some major updates to Clipland and Clipland PRO.
First, the migration of Clipland PRO is nearly finished. All Clipland PRO services should shine in the new Clipland 4.0 layout by the end of the week.
Second, we boosted the quality of our animated-gif preview images! We are in the era of broadband, so some 80Ks shouldn't hurt you and give and extra sharp peek into the videos!
Third, and maybe the most exciting news is that we started the public testing of our Clipland Community area. As a social networking framework, Community should enable our users to interact on the site, contribute content and share favorites, thoughts and media.
Community is seamlessly integrated with Clipland PRO so that all existing PRO users can use the additional functions of the Community platform and new Community users are free to move over to PRO services at any time. We will continue to add functionalities and gadgets to the overall PRO/Community framework from day to day.
At the moment we are especially excited over the Add to My Favorites" function which has been long in development and is now finally live on all "Summary" pages. Logged in users can add their favorite video, tv commercial, short film and film trailer with a single click and show off their taste on their "profile" pages! Great, isnt't it? In the future we will expand this feature to generate "most favorited" charts, show on the "Summary" pages how many users have a particular item as a favorite and also planned is a cluster function which enables you to discover users with similar taste via favorited items.
Another great effect of the new Community layer here at Clipland is the added advertising impact for your work. Your registration for a PRO | Portfolio or a listing of a PRO | Directory entry is now also shown on your public "profile" page, attracting more users to your Portfolio/ Dir Entry and giving you extra exposure. Also, Community enables you to list remote profiles on your Clipland "profile" page. By using this function you can use Clipland Community as a hub for all your blogger, youtube, google video, myspace, friendster etc. accounts!
By writing this, it is time to leak some in-development news: We plan to integrate a meta-upload function into Clipland PRO | Portfolio, giving you the functionality that an upload to Clipland automatically uploads your video to a dozen other video, video-blogging and social video sites! But this will take some days to develop... Stay tuned!