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August 25, 2012


A relatively new iPhone app, Viddy, brings all the good things about Instagram to the movies. The bad things too, like filters overkill and cat pictures.

First, here's what the developers say about Viddy: Capture life in the Moment. Viddy is a simple way for anyone to capture, beautify, and share amazing videos with the world.

Here's one of the first viddys I made (actually the 3rd, but more about that later):

What I like about Viddy:

What I dislike:

But still

Like Twitter, this is a fun and possibly revolutionary new approach to taking and sharing video. The entry requirements are so low (free download for iPhone, Android coming soon) that anyone can do it. This guarantees a lot of "cute" pet pictures and other stupid, self-indulgent junk. But out of this huge heap of moving images are sure to emerge new ways of looking at the world.

Despite its problems, you should give Viddy a try.

Here's another of mine:

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