Timely snapshot of important ways in which Joost and other services are unlike traditional TV
Time passes — and I cannot sit still. I reach for my BlackBerry to check e-mail. But wait. Joost and Babelgum have solutions for the multitasker generation. Even as they mimic television, these sites incorporate the social networking and communication tools of cyberspace. Television programs on Joost are played in windows overlaid with screens that allow the communication addict in us to IM our friends within Joost.
Salvation. I send my friend Aaron an e-mail invitation to join Joost.