Seesmic video service, then you're going to love 12seconds.tv. 12seconds.tv is a cool new way to send out video message to your friends. Here's a look at the service and some great suggestions to get started.Video services are really taking off this year! If you're a fan of lifecasting or the
Video Messaging Your Friends
12seconds.tv is opening up their private alpha services to our audience. The general overview of this video service is that users can record a quick video up to 12 seconds long. You can use either your webcam on your computer or your cellphone to send videos to your 12seconds.tv account. Follow friends, subscribe to their RSS feed to keep up with their videos, and leave feedback on how hilarious their videos are with 12seconds.tv. You can also embed videos in your blog, tag your videos, and connect with your Twitter account to send a "tweet" to your Twitter friends once a video is posted by you. The only downside to the service is that there's no east way to reply to a video, but this will be implemented in the future. My workaround for this technicality is to simply tag the people that I'm replying to.
The latest changes to the service includes:
- Find your Twitter friends on 12seconds.tv
- Video and People search
- Site user interface changes
- New Multiplayer widget to play all the latest updates from your friends
ReadWriteWeb on 12Seconds.tv - 500 Invites
There's a ton of things you can say in 12 seconds. However, if you're going through a block as to how to get started with the service here are two ways to help. Introduce yourself in your first video. This could be both difficult and fun depending on how long your bio usually is. I'd love to hear what you all have to say about yourselves.
The second suggestion is a neat little contest for our ReadWriteWeb audience. We'd like to know if you can say "ReadWriteWeb" 5 times really fast in 12 seconds or less! You can follow me on 12seconds.tv at: http://12seconds.tv/channel/corvida. Tag your videos with 'rww' and we'll be sure to view them. Here's my try-out:
All in all, 12seconds.tv is a great service for creating nifty video contests with friends. You can also use the service to give a quick update to your audience a la Twitter style by sending a video from your cellphone. Whether your shopping for new shoes and want an opinion, or just saw some old lady beat lift a car, catch it and send it to 12seconds.tv on the fly. Let us know what ideas you've come up with and ways you'll be using 12seconds.tv.
We have 500 invites available for the ReadWriteWeb audience. Simply head over to the link below and take a quick 1 question survey to get your invite. Click here for an invite to 12seconds.tv.