While I typically do a game review or spotlight on Fridays, this week I ran across what I believe might be the new 'hot' social media app and thus wanted to introduce it to the forum. 'Tout', well touts itself as a 'real-time information network of up-to-the minute video updates across news, sports, politics, entertainment, or whatever moves you.' What does that mean in reality? Well it's basically a video version of Twitter, with you and celebs and newsmakers communicating via 15 second videos that are posted to the Tout site or an ever growing number of partner sites that are starting to use the 'Tout' platform. Here's a sizzle video the company has put together to give you a better idea.
It's a pretty impressive video, isn't it'? Now a number of celebrities and name-brand news organizations have already signed on to 'Tout' including Shaquille O'Neil, Kelly Ripa, Dr. Oz, The Wall Street Journal, WWE, ESPN, CBA-TV, NFL, NBA and tons of college teams. Add to this millions of users that have signed on in just the past year and with a 20%-30% growth rate PER MONTH and you can see that this might be the next hot thing to hit the net...and your Nexus 7. I can definitely see this being really useful in a number of situations where quick, short information is needed or wanted but where 'Twitter' wouldn't give the same emotional impact as a video. Emergencies, sporting events, late breaking news, weather...there's really endless uses. Give 'Tout' a try over the weekend and let me know what you think in the comments below.