Embedding content on Oracle Mix: What would you want to share?

One of the things a lot of people have asked for on Oracle Mix is the ability to somehow share and discuss content (e.g. videos, presentations, documents etc.).

While we won't be able to add file upload anytime soon, we're looking into enabling content embedding.

This morning, we had a first conference call with our colleagues from Legal, whose job it is to make sure that everything we do on Mix complies with Oracle policy and regulations. To be sure, there's a lot of things that need to be considered before allowing this kind of web 2.0 collaboration. To name a few:

  • Security: risks of embedding malicious code

  • Content: risks of copyright or SEC violations

  • Brand: risks of being associated with unofficial or non-Oracle content

As we're preparing some mockups of what this new feature could look like, here's what's on our list so far in terms of services we'd like to support:

  • Video: Youtube

  • Presentations: Slideshare

  • Images: Flickr

  • PDFs and other documents: to be determined

Which content types would you like to embed on Oracle Mix? Let us know in the comments. Thanks!

Comments:

Not sure it counts as embedded, but "source code". Not in some ugly great, misformatted comment. Plain text file attachment is acceptable. ZIP file maybe better. Perhaps link to sourceforge. Also, how about Apex applications hosted on apex.oracle.com. Again, not quite embedded.

Posted by Gary on February 02, 2009 at 01:31 PM PST #

Your initial list looks great. Slideshare would be a great start as would PDFs and other documents. It seems that the brain capital we all trade at and around conferences and on the webs often take the initial form of a slide deck or a piece of documentation.

Posted by Ted Simpson on February 02, 2009 at 05:37 PM PST #

I am still missing the option to add an external url to a "I blog this" post :) does this fit into the category of "content"? :)

Posted by Markus on February 02, 2009 at 06:34 PM PST #

@Gary Someone else just suggested the same thing. We'll look into it.

Posted by Tim on February 03, 2009 at 12:43 AM PST #

@Markus I agree. Facebook does this very nicely with their "Share link" function.

Posted by Tim on February 03, 2009 at 12:47 AM PST #

why would you limit only to youtube video content? There are many other video plaforms out there, like blip.tv, vimeo, veoh,qik, myspacetv, google video, dailymotion and many more. Services like yammy.com lets you collect video's on all these channels and combine into one widget. I would prefer to be able to choose any (interesting) content to share with our community.

Posted by Daniel on February 04, 2009 at 07:29 PM PST #

@Daniel Good point, thanks for bringing that up. I should have mentioned that we don't intend to favor or exclude any services per se. However, our security requirements may force us to look at and support each service individually (e.g. for sanitation of the various code snippets). If that's the case, we'll probably start out with whatever we deem is the most popular service and add others as we move forward.

Posted by Tim on February 05, 2009 at 03:38 AM PST #

It's not an embedding issue, but I want to be able to have posts from my blogs.oracle.com blog show up in Mix. And my Tweets.

Posted by Bob Rhubart on February 05, 2009 at 10:19 AM PST #

@Bob This has been requested by a few people (both for use on personal profile pages as well as within groups). Not on our immediate to-do list yet, but we'll keep an eye on it.

Posted by Tim on February 05, 2009 at 11:41 AM PST #

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