Erick says we are hijacking video comments from TechCrunch. Interesting point but as Duncan points out (please leave a video comment there by hitting the reply button to prove Erick is wrong):
-you do not have to embed a seesmic video if you do not want video comments inthere
-the author of the video comments own them and can at any time go to their Seesmic account and delete them
-we give a choice between video comments plugin (you have the comments posted in a traditional way) and the embeddable player in order to test what works best and iterate to find the best solution
-we are trying to act as a platform that lets anybody post video comments from anywhere (if you post from a blog a video comment and you have friendfeed enabled for example on Seesmic it will also post it to Seesmic) and reply from anywhere as well (with the threaded player anybody can add a comment regardless on where they are commenting, so everybody participates in the same conversation)
But it is an interesting conversation. We are definitely trying to bring all pieces together and learning by iterating.