Davos_wef Take a look at the WEF’s blog page. A  handful of CEOs are signed up as official bloggers. Meanwhile Jeff Jarvis of Dell Hell fame, has posted a video to YouTube encouraging an open conversation at this year’s Davos confab, which starts today Wednesday.

This mega thinkfest has always sounded so cool to me. The idea is that everyone can now participate in the sessions by creating their own short video commentary and uploading it with the tag davos07. (Six takers so far.)

Ditto for assigning davos07 as a technorati tag to blog posts.

Yet another sign that online video is exploding in popularity and influence, both in business and politics. We’ll see how well the Davos experiment in social media works this week. Definitely something to keep an eye on.

Useful Links

Davos Conversation site

Business Goes Straight to Video (BusinessWeek.com special report; I’m quoted briefly near the end – Jan. 16, 2007)

Hillary Clinton’s official announcement video (for 2008 Presidential election)