Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Viddy: Twitter for videos


Viddy wants to be the new twitter, but for videos. Or, to put it another way, Viddy is to YouTube as Twitter is to blogging. With Viddy, you get 15 seconds to tell your story. Only 15 seconds!

But perhaps that's a blessing. Twitter has shown us how expressive we can be in 140 characters, perhaps this could revolutionize our videos. And for those of us who haven't uploaded a video to YouTube, Viddy can be a much less daunting alternative.

Right now, to help make your first video fun and painless, you can put one or the Muppets in your video. Being a huge fan of the show, I had a lot of fun and it didn't take long, less than 5 minutes. My Muppet video contains absolutely nothing writing related, but it does star my (very grumpy) cat.

Jason Boog used the Kermit pack (it was free) to make a short book trailer: How to put the in your book video. (Thanks to Passive Guy for the link!)

Cheers!

Links:
- Is New Viddy App Too Much Like Instagram, But For Videos?
- Viddy Launches Twitter for Video Mobile App

6 comments:

  1. This is my first time at your place. *waves*
    Interesting post... I'm the ultimate tech-challenged blogger... for me, this is taking it to another level!

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  2. This is a good application and I understand on were its trying to be like Twitter but in video.

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  3. Hi MISH, thanks for dropping by! I found Viddy to be fun in a goofy sort of way. It's hard to say at this stage what's going to come of it, but I loved trying it out.

    Take care, and I love your blog! * wave *

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  4. Hi William! Yea, I have no idea what's going to have with it at this point, but it's a neat idea.

    Thanks for the comment!

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  5. Karen,

    Thanks for passing this along. It's fascinating. Not sure it will work on the scale of Twitter, given that it takes a bit more time to "consume" (i.e., not possible at a glance, like Twitter). But then, Twitter also seemed implausible at first...

    Really neat though... Thanks again!

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  6. Thanks for the comment Robert, let us know if you post something! ;)

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