Mosoto Web Service Review

Mosoto an alpha web service built on top of Facebook, will be the next biggest reason for people to continuously become Facebook addicts. “Share.Chat.Discover.” is their motto and that’s exactly what they allow you to do utilizing Facebook’s API’s. You can share music files, movies, and photo’s with any of your facebook friends, chat with your friends, and even view their webcams!

Let’s go back and take a look at what they mean by share. Some of you may be thinking that the service will ultimately allow you to download music from friends and possibly “friends of friends” (more on that later). However, this is not the case. Users can upload any of these media’s to the Box.net service that Mosoto is working with and have those media’s streamed to their friends. You cannot download any of their uploads. I spent over 2 hours using the service last night and I am blown away! Here is a youtube video of what you can do with the service.

Mosoto User Home Page

When you first login, you will see a ‘buddylist’, a ‘Lobby’ chatroom, and a welcome note, similar to the screenshot above. The buddylist is very AIM-ish so no one should have a problem using it. From here, you can view not only friends, but friends-of-friends, a great networking feature! You can start a group chat, browse files of friends, send an invite, or view a webcam. The welcome note will lead you to the box.net service so that you can upload files to share.

Mosoto Box.net Registration

I didn’t register immediately because the upload speeds on LAN here at my university suck! However, when I registered later, I encountered no problems and the process was quick and simple. I spent a couple of minutes in the lobby chatroom talking with some of the developers and other users who happened to get in without an invite, like I did. I notified them that I’d be writing a review on the service. H. Kershaw thought it was fantastic and decided to show me around a little more. I tried out every feature possible and all of them worked flawlessly! He sent me a private message which led to him demonstrating some of the one-on-one services that you can use. He sent me a file that he’d uploaded to listen to (not to download), that played flawlessly in an itunes-like media player.

Mosoto Music Sharing

Mosoto Music Sharing II

 

From there, he let me know that I can drag users displayed in my buddylist to the space where it says ‘drag friends here’, in the music player, and I would be able to see all of their music files and listen to them! So, I dragged him over.

Mosoto Music Sharing

 

After listening to the nice collection of Southern music from Kershaw, I got a chance to view someone’s webcam. The streaming of the webcam was the best I’ve ever seen. The picture was of very good quality and the audio was just as good. I’m not sure if that was because of the service, or because of the guy’s webcam. Either way, it was great! I’d invited a good friend of mine to try it out because I was tired of sending her messages on facebook and her AIM wasn’t working. She got on and loved it. We ended up starting a group chat with the guy who was allowing us to view his webcam. We chatted for about an hour or so. Nice convo, flawless streaming, and some good laughs. I have his expressed permission to post him on the the site. Click this screenshot to see the bigger picture.

Mosoto Final SS

Overall, I’m already addicted to this web service! It’ll be a great addition to facebook and I can’t wait until the official launch. Right now, the service is invite only. So if you need one, just leave a comment! I also love the fact that it’s built on top of Facebook so that you don’t have to register for yet another social network (YASN). This is something facebook should have incorporated into their system a long time ago. I’m glad the creators of Mosoto took the initiative to do so!

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20 thoughts on “Mosoto Web Service Review”

  1. Hi – this does look very cool indeed. I’d love an invite, if the offer’s still open. Thanks, Pete.

  2. Hi – this does look very cool indeed. I’d love an invite, if the offer’s still open. Thanks, Pete.

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  4. I’d certainly love an invite. Probably won’t have a chance to play with it ’til this weekend, but definitely looking forward to it.

    Thanks :)

  5. I’d certainly love an invite. Probably won’t have a chance to play with it ’til this weekend, but definitely looking forward to it.

    Thanks :)

  6. The whole team wanted to thank you for writing such a great review. We’re glad you enjoyed playing with Mosoto, we’ve really enjoyed building it.

    Thanks again,
    Team Mosoto

  7. The whole team wanted to thank you for writing such a great review. We’re glad you enjoyed playing with Mosoto, we’ve really enjoyed building it.

    Thanks again,
    Team Mosoto

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