30. April 2004

[ Kommunikation , Technologie , Trends , Wireless and Mobile ]

"The Online Presence Spiral"

Stuart Henshall sammelt in seinem langen Artikel The Online Presence Spiral Gedanken über die Entwicklung von Präsenz in Online-Systemen. Heute ist diese noch weitgehend auf Instant Messaging "Ich bin nicht da"-Statusanzeigen beschränkt. Er denkt, dass das Konzept viel breiter gesehen werden muss:

Let's just step back for a second and consider real life examples…. Eg "you felt his/her presence when they entered the room." (...)
Using Skype as an illustration, it masters the current state of consumer presence pretty adequately. It also redefines voice presence. Our ears are extremely sensitive to vocal cues. And yet we are accepting. We accept or are forced into landline and cellular systems that clip our voices, reduces our gravitas and thus reduce vocal presence effectiveness. The narrow band spectrums simply doesn't compare favorably with a well connected wide band Skype type call. In fact I was told the other day how different I sounded on Skype. Apparently, I had more presence!
Und natürlich hört es mit Tonübertragung noch lange nicht auf:
Then the solutions won't stop with sound. There will be a huge awakening in equipment solutions too. Just think what happened when we when from mono to stereo, and then how quickly so many have gone to home theaters. The consumer knows Dolby and 3-D sound. While we may not want a total immersion experience for all calls (you may want to listen in on another simultaneously) we will want the ultimate immersion for some calls. The movie industry has already demonstrated what is possible.
Stuart berichtet von ein paar Erfahrungen mit Videoübertragungs-Tools. Ich spiele auch seit ein paar Wochen immer mehr mit Yahoos Instant Messaging Client (der eine hervorragende Webcam-Funktion hat) und mit Skype (das die bessere Audioübertragung hat) herum und ich kann auch "fühlen", wie diese Anwendungen Online-Kommunikation verändern werden.

Stuart führt auch aus, was Auswirkungen im Mobilfunkmarkt sein könnten:

What's more this user has learned that Wi-FI Skyping from HotSpots is better than a Mobile phone when available. Thus the paradigm that threatens the landline system may have more impact on mobility than current projections suggest. Some of you may have seen the recent releases of mobile phones like the Nokia Communicator 9500 that provides the traditional cellphone features along with Wi-FI. So now consider the user experience. When they are in a hotspot sound quality goes way up. When they get home their cellphone automatically becomes the home phone and the cellphone and the quality is way up. It's just possible that the mobile providers are entering a sound spiral as well.

Related: ZDNet: VoIP hype and Skype.

Verwandte Überlegungen habe ich auch am 10. März in Life-Feed gemacht (dort gibt es den Link zu H. Maurers "Der PC in 10 Jahren"). Und im Februar hatten wir: Augenkontakt.

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