This was sort of fun. I guess. I heard about a music video mobile app called Chosen that is becoming popular with young people (after, typically, not necessarily being used in the way it was built for). Kids use it for lip-syncing videos, and the company just got rights to millions of songs, I guess.
I figure it’s always a good idea to get a handle on what is becoming popular (still have yet to do Snapchat, though, so maybe take my pronouncements with a grain of salt) and so I dove into Chosen.
It’s pretty simple to use. You can record your voice or music, or choose music (this is the lip-sync method). There are some funny overlays you can choose. You hit “record” and do your thing. The video gets saved to your device and you can share it out. Or you can share it within the Chosen ecosystem. (Note: the folks might want to, eh, choose, a new name I could not shake a religious theme from my mind when hearing the name of the app).
Here I am, grooving to Justin Timberlake’s song of the summer on pop radio:
Give it a try. See what you think. Maybe we can do a lip-sync competition during CLMOOC?
Peace (muse it),
My daughter taught me how to use musical.ly this week. Still experimenting and thinking how I might use this as a tool. I completely agree with your statement about staying current with what students are using. I have also been experimenting with Snapchat. Bill Selak snapped something to me that made me think that these tools don’t need to be communication tools for all our stakeholders. Maybe some of them are intended for a sub-group.