Video Tagging Gets Cool

First, we tagged photos. Now, video tagging, promising to vastly improve video search, is the next big thing. Offerings from ComVu and Motionbox offer a glimpse of what's to come.
Olga Kharif

We've all tagged photos on Flickr. Next up, we'll be increasingly tagging videos in new and innovative ways. I've seen two interesting announcements on this recently. On Sept. 14, ComVu, which hosts people's mobile video blogs, unveiled its automated geotagging software that automatically records the location a cell phone video was taken at. The feature will allow for dynamic mapping: Say, you want to see what's been happening at Times Square lately. You might go to a video sharing site and, using tags, do just that.

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