SayWhat

Video urban dictionary, people define words in short vids

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Ding DingMaker@dingdingsaywhat · Founder & CEO
Thanks for hunting us @bramk! Hi everyone! I'm Ding, with my tiny team we built SayWhat to explain words in entertaining videos (imagine Urban Dictionary but in video!). We want to make this the biggest resource to those who want to learn: Slang: like On Fleek and You Had One Job and Foreign Languages: like - “penis exploded in the sky” = “freaking awesome” in Mandarin slang 😂; "Take a soda" = "Take it easy" in Spanish slang Why did I build SayWhat? I grew up in China and when I came to the States I couldn't tell the difference between "It's shit" and "It's the shit." I want to build a fun experience to allow people to teach each other colloquial expressions around the world. Would love to hear your feedback, thanks!
Levi Notik@deleted-23400 · co-founder, grasswire
Wow. It's rare to see a random app pop up that is executed so well. This is a great example of a frictionless UI/UX built around a very limited/specific form of expression. Great work.
Ding DingMaker@dingdingsaywhat · Founder & CEO
@levinotik Wow thanks so much! me and my tiny team really really appreciate your comment! We did struggle for a long time without UI/UX help...Just me and the engineers hashing this together. It's great to hear that people in the industry actually think it's well built!
Gabriel Whaley@gabriel_whaley · MSCHF.xyz
Pretty cool! Have you found that a lot of non-English speakers use it for the educational purpose you intended? Or is it mostly just for fun, for anyone and everyone?
Ding DingMaker@dingdingsaywhat · Founder & CEO
@gabriel_whaley Half and half ~ We've got users from China, Italy, Japan, Mexico, and Haiti (yes, Haiti...they've got iphones there???) who uses the app religiously to learn about slang. They do complain that the videos tend to be too fast though. So some leave comments to ask creators to clarify what they said. Users in the US tend to be interested in creating these videos + watching them for fun.
Gabriel Whaley@gabriel_whaley · MSCHF.xyz
@dingdingsaywhat ah awesome! I've definitely shared w my korean cousins. Next family reunion should be a good one.
Ding DingMaker@dingdingsaywhat · Founder & CEO
@gabriel_whaley HAHAHA! yes! Before you know it they'll tell you all about Murica you didn't know...Face Palm.
Danielle Geva@daniellegeva · Artist. Dare to Create.
I’ve been creeping videos on SayWhat for a while now, and even made a couple embarrassing ones: http://saywhatyo.com/define/hang... The racy slang videos are hilarious, but I can’t wait to see fun definitions for business / startup terms like Hockey Stick Growth and Ramen Profitable.
Ding DingMaker@dingdingsaywhat · Founder & CEO
@daniellegeva Haha Thanks so much for contributing these videos =) Your "I'm so cranky..." really stuck in my head now I always say that when I'm hungry. So what do you think might be a good way to get startup community to contribute videos about Startup Terms?
Danielle Geva@daniellegeva · Artist. Dare to Create.
@dingdingsaywhat Maybe nominating startup founders :D
Ding DingMaker@dingdingsaywhat · Founder & CEO
@daniellegeva Ah! great idea! I am going to do that!
Francois Mathieu@francoismat · Head of Customer Acquisition at Opencare
@daniellegeva Soylent profitable
Bram Kanstein (@bramk)Hunter@bramk · @nocodemvp | @startupstash (Acquired)
Define words in a 10 second video, this is when Vine meets Urban Dictionary, like!