Lycos is pitching this service as "your online social scene - a virtual couch." The real-time conversation takes place in what feels like a '90s chatroom and, in many ways, the site is just another video portal. But viewed in another light, might this obvious equation be a sign of things to come? Web 1.0 (chatrooms) + Web 2.0 (social networks/video on-demand) = Web 3.0? Eh...maybe just Web 2.5...on a good day. (via TechCrunch)
Lycos Cinema combines on-demand video with real-time chat. After logging in, users choose from a random mix of TV and movies - both free and paid content - and IM about the show/film. Hardly anything ground-breaking, right?