MySpace recently made news with the release of their improved music portal. Now the social network is adding another media arrow in their quiver with the release of MySpace video for mobile in conjunction with RipCode, an online video solution provider. It's the first mobile video streaming service for a social network, a big step in the social media wars. Users with video-enabled devices will be able to view videos they upload, or mark as favorites. According to their press release, MySpace Mobile (m.myspace.com) receives approximately three billion page views per month worldwide.
Also from the press release, is this telling quote from RipCode CEO Brendon Mills: "As the volume of video grows and the number of mobile devices supporting video
continues to expand, companies have to find alternative solutions to deliver
content to their customers across multiple screens." Although mobile video might be a ways off for most mobile consumers, it's never too early to start. For videographers, artists, bloggers, businesses ... MySpace video looks to be a good first step.