The Francofous Seesmic Skype call


There are two communities on Seesmic, those that are English speakers and those that are French speakers. The French speaking seesmicers can be recognized by two things. The first one is the Racoon avatar, the second is that they refer to each other as the Francofous, the crazy french.

Last night Seesmic went down due to an upgrade gone wrong and as a result many seesmicers didn’t know what to do with their time. One seesmicer decided to create a skype conference call where over ten seesmicers were chatting for quite a few hours. I only found out about it via the discussion between Fred2baro and Sizemore and added Fred2baro. Quite a few of the French seesmicers were there and we discussed many topics and it lasted for at least three hours before it was cut short.

What made this conversation so interesting is how people came in and left at various points and how at one point Eric Rice and Purplecar joined the conversation. A few more people joined in including Loic Lemeur although his presence was short due to children in the background playing on a PSP.

I think that this is what the future of web interactions is about. It’s about a global community of people, at the moment early adopters, who have strong ties with friends and family in various parts of the world and no particular illustrated that such as the one of Kosso and Ifiz. They like to advertise that they met “in 140 characters or less”. That was a nice story and it shows the point of the new age of social interactions. I won’t give all the details here as you can easily ask them in person at a later date.


6 responses to “The Francofous Seesmic Skype call”

  1. As someone may think : this is not so unusual to meet people like this accross the world. The spirit was different there. The subjects weren’t only techies stuff. but writing with Purplecar or business and entrepreneurship with Eric Rice. And everybody was discussing over. when some french didn’t really get. well they asked in the chat room and so on. Thank you for this article. I’m wondering if the seesmic servers will go down again ( but I really don’t think so ). The seesmic brought us there and made us so very close, so friendly with each others it was just great.
    I understood also even more why it’s a great tool : everybody can talk whithout being stopped by someone else. A thing that no other tool can bring us.
    Thanks for this post !

  2. I was not there !!!! boooouuuuhhh !!!
    I’m a francofou aussi, si je vous assure…
    j’étais pas là, mais j’aurais dû…
    I needed sleep…

  3. was there, left at like 4am… great thing not planned, and as u said richard, loads of different topics, nice community idea, nice moment 🙂

    and yes ledretch, ur a francofou don’t worry 😉

  4. A lot of things in the air yesterday night, we were pretty close and not so anonym, just us, alone in the night, just voice to voice. Funny.
    Thank you Richard to report this.

  5. Richard,
    thanks for your feedback. I’m so sad, I missed that, bouhhh.
    But I am a Francofou too,
    Vive les Francophone,
    Vive la Francofolie !

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