Everything Social Networking
You’ll find all kinds of stuff posted at my blog, so keep checking back. You’ll find a lot of information related to social networking, Facebook, Twitter, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), just cool internet tools and technologies.
Name: Steve Hart
Job: Interactive Development Director for a large media communications company.
Interest: Everything Social Networks, SEO, Blogs, and Media Publishing.
There’s a new iPhone app that’s taking the mobile phone world by storm. Viddy. The video-sharing app for the iPhone has rocketed to more than 350,000 users in its first five weeks since launch–over 100,000 of them downloaded the app in the last couple days. That’s a faster rate of growth than Twitter and Foursquare according to Fast Company.
This new iPhone app allows Viddyographers to post a 15 second video. Like Twitter, followers can view the video. The sign up process is simple and posting your video can be a bit challenging. The Viddy app allows you to apply canned video effects (8 or so). When choosing a video effect, it also applies a soundtrack.
You can find it in the itunes store. Best of all, it’s Free!
This is the description from iTunes:
+ Instantly create visually stunning clips using our cinematic production packs.
+ One-click sharing to the social web, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
+ Meaningful feedback from those who matter most — friends, family and more.
+ Realtime video discovery and exploration from a vibrant community.
+ An endless source of creativity, inspiration and personal expression.
Viddy is a life-streaming movie studio — on the go. Stay tuned as we roll out new features, premium production packs, additional apps and services. Enjoy!
Find me on Viddy, my profile name is Stevekhart.
Sure, you could use Skype, or Google chat, or any of the thousand other tools out there, but TinyChat makes it simple and easy to video chat with your friends and family…or your co-workers in Egypt. Best of all, it’s free!
www.TinyChat.com provides users the choice of creating disposable or permanent video conference rooms. They all have a simple URL and capacity for up to 400 live participants and 12 simultaneous live video streams. I’ve used Tinychat multiple times and haven’t found anything as simple as this to use. They also have a private chat site for two people. p2p.tinychat.com enables anyone to easily create a private video call with no sign up. When two people go to the same URL (ie. p2p.tinychat.com/myname) together, they are automatically connected and their private call begins.
I haven’t created a permanent chat room yet. I haven’t had a need to. After going to the TinyChat.com, you can have a video chat room up in less than a minute. Just enter a chat room name and click ‘create’. At this point you can invite your friends to join. Click the ‘Share this Chatroom’ link give your URL to whoever you want to video chat with. It’s that easy.
Give it a try, if you want to video chat, send me your Tinychat URL.
Looking for other video chat tools, read my review of Tokbox
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