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App Spotlight: Tout



People love to share those important moments in their lives with those around them. Whether it is through services such as Twitter, Facebook, or Foursquare. However, as time goes on, we get bored with the same old tricks. What’s new is normally synonymous with what’s best. So with that in mind, app developers have been trying to reinvent the way we communicate. One of these ways is an app called Tout,  a way to share your moments a little at a time.

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What Tout does is allow the user to show people what they want to say instead of typing it. Say they’re at a baseball game and they want to share the crowds reaction to a home run with a friend stuck at home sick in bed. No problem, just hit the “Tout” button at the bottom and record. Now, it needs to be mentioned that these are not home movies being sent, these are fifteen second moments here so make sure to time it right. After all, do you really need more time than that to get your point across? After recording it and giving it some context, like a title and tag, share it with everyone from specific contacts, to twitter, to emails, whatever the user decides.

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The other option available to the users is to check out what is going on in the world around them. The Touts of today, and the most popular Touts are available to be surfed. They can see Shaq’s message to Magic Johnson earlier today, or some street dancers in an NYC subway breakin it down.

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Video chatting and services like this may be the way of the future. After all, with today’s technology people are bored with just someone’s voice, or some text on a small screen. They want to see what’s going on, and if they can’t be there firsthand to experience it, this will just have to be enough for now.

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