Not too long ago Twitter became the new social “thing” and I can admit that it didn’t jive with me at first. Years have passed since then and now I don’t know how I ever survived without it (nah…I’ve never tweeted what I had for lunch or anything else lame like that). Now Keek is here and successfully offers what other businesses have tried: to bring a video Twitter-like experience over to the mass.
If you’re familiar with Twitter (and most likely you are unless you’re my dad) you’ll feel right at home with Keek. It meshes Twitter concepts with other social sites (I.E. Youtube and Facebook) to create a more intimate social experience via snippets of video.
As you are limited with 140 characters with Twitter, Keek keeps all of your video comments to 36 seconds or less. If you have an iPhone (or another iOS device or an Android) you can use the built in camera to record your conversations and quickly upload them to Keek (every upload took me no more than 30 seconds). My favorite portion of recording conversations is being able to “Keekback” (post a comment) to any video…with your own video. These feel more like a real conversation. As for me, I found it fun and easier to connect with people than using 140 characters. Try getting to know someone in 140 characters at a time? A bit harder don’t you say?
Keek is relatively new, but you can easily invite your friends through Twitter, Facebook, email, among others.
The bad thing about Keek is that you’ll can get sucked in and have no idea where your day went as you browse the newest videos, most watched, and peruse the different searching options. So be warned, you know how you say “only one more cat video” when browsing Youtube? Expect the same.
The Bottom Line: 10/10
Keek offers so much that this review could go on for pages. Instead, I’ll get to “The Bottom Line”. It takes inspiration from other social medias and successfully ties them into a new interactive experience that had me checking my Keek account more often than my Twitter account. If you’re a social butterfly then you may wonder how you ever survived without Keek.
One last thing:
For my Mac OSX (and maybe PC users?) readers if you do not have a iPhone/Android you can still get on this action at www.keek.com and do everything mentioned above as well as a bit more.