beme

Share video, honestly. A new app by Casey Neistat.

#3 Product of the WeekJuly 17, 2015
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I love love love @caseyneistat's Snapchat feed, YouTube videos, and Vine videos. It's interesting to see him (a "new media celeb") move into product. I have yet to try the app but it's clear that it's focusing on participation (something @benrbn from Meerkat has talked a lot about and demonstrated with their launch of Cameo. Here's another article about the app by @MikeIsaac in the NYT.
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@rrhoover I wish I could get in and play with it :-) Beme is trying to create a new habit, and usually that's a key for building a meaningful medium. Can't wait to play with it!
@benrbn @rrhoover Ben, you got that invite yet, otherwise I'll happily DM you one on twitter?
@sleinadsanoj yeah please do me Thank U!
@rrhoover Thanks for capturing this! I wonder if they tried other interactions - the two-hand requirement is definitely a weak spot, and an accessibility woe. Perhaps something like the 'kudos' hover target on Svbtle? Though you need the ability to tap to get the rapid fire multi-reactions (I assume that's what we're seeing here).
@sleinadsanoj @rrhoover Anyone have an extra invite?
I want in!! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ
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@bramk I'll send you an invite.
@emieljanson @bramk Any chance I can get a code as well? (username same as twitter)
@bramk I will love to give it a try also same handle than my Twitter
@emieljanson @bramk Not to turn this into an invite train... but....may I please get on the invite train?
@emieljanson Would love to grab an invite, I've been wanting to play with this for months. (@hunter2d)
Have been trying this for the last hour or so and am finding it hopelessly addictive. I think the app will do well - it really just forces you to share the raw moment without the normal positioning that comes with social media. I was skeptical, but the app blew me away. A quick look: http://thenextweb.com/apps/2015/...
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@ow I was just about to add your article. ๐Ÿ‘Š
@ow I assume you know how the invites work?
@thomasle0n @ow Yeah, the invites are either a queue, or if you know someone you can get a code. Even Casey admitted it's a pain, but I can see how they're using it to try and grow.
@ow seems very original. interested to see if people get used to it.
Have been on for about 3 weeks and am an advisor. Can send codes to a handful of people/friends if you want to email me.
@ryanholiday what email address should we email?
@ryanholiday got a code. Thanks anyways!!
@ryanholiday need that email first ๐Ÿ˜›
@ryanholiday I'd love a code! Email?
@kevinfischer you have any invites? ๐Ÿ˜
It's early to make too many big statements about this product and how it could fit into the social landscape, but one thing I like is that it's so distinctly a product by Casey Neistat. The voice and aesthetics are so uniquely him. I don't say that to minimize beme's team's contributions and hard work, but it just brings to mind his videos and individual style. The other thing I want to give them props for is their unique UI. It'll take a bit before it can really be judged, but they should get credit for building something totally new, and not leaning too much on the UI of existing apps.