SciVee is a new multimedia and community site where scientists can “a., upload a video and synchronize it to their paper b., publish it as a podcast c., create a professional profile and join science groups”. So SciVee is a way for scientists to “communicate their work as a multimedia presentation incorporated with the content of their published article.”
SciVee is in a close partnership with the Public Library of Science (PLoS), the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). Obviously it is not a little start-up founded and led by 2 talented college dropouts, but a site with full academic and perhaps financial support. Maybe in academic science that is a guarantee for success and becoming mainstream. Maybe not. It is possible that scientists simply don’t change as fast to follow the current happenings in the scientific web. The user interface is really friendly. At this point there are only 4 Pubcasts available.