The service has been in private beta throughout this year and Iâ€™ve been using it under that beta for the past few months. It;â€™s great fun and a neat way of articulating something concisely.
Yesterday, 12seconds.tv came out of private beta and into public beta, so anyone can now sign up. All you need is a webcam to start your first missive.
For me, the most exciting aspect of 12second.tvâ€™s development is the means to do a video on an iPhone.
But the iPhone doesnâ€™t do video, you say. True enough, and 12seconds.tv has a nice little workaround:
[â€¦] With the 12seconds iPhone app you take 3 pictures, record some audio and post it. Weâ€™ll turn it into a video and post it for your friends to see. Thereâ€™s no other app in the app store that outputs video so weâ€™re pretty excited about it. It will cost only 99 cents. Itâ€™s a great value and a great way to support your friends at 12seconds.
The photos are three items on the bookshelf in my kitchen. Not especially exciting and it cuts off at the end (which perhaps indicates that the counter on the iPhone app is out of sync with real time).
But itâ€™s fun and I can see this being widely used for quick personal (and business) video messaging.
Give 12seconds.tv a go, iPhone or not.