As we dive deeper and deeper into this Internet infused world, it seems that brevity and speed is the universal expectation. Blogs were too wordy, and so we move to tweets. Emails were too arduous and so we move to instant messages. Phone conversations are too talky, and so we shoot texts at each other.
But I think we may have gone too far.
Enter 12seconds.tv. Think of it as YouTube, on speed. You only get 12 seconds of video to do something. I don't know about you, but I can't do much in 12 seconds, besides think "hey, there's not much I can really do in 12 seconds."
Maybe I'm too old and finicky for the likes of this new technological turn, but I feel I'm not the only one. What value, if any, comes from 12 seconds of video? I'm sorry but in my not-so-humble opinion, 12 seconds is a farce. Someone saw Twitter, wished they did it, and so found something they thought comparable: "Ha! Ha! Only 140 characters? Fuck you, bird and failwhale! I'm giving people 12 seconds to do something on camera!"
Even cybersex takes longer.
Plus, this also fails because the Internet just ain't quick enough. When I post a tweet, the payback is instantaneous. I see it register on my page. If I were to upload a 12 second spot, I'd have to wait at least a few minutes for it to upload and render.
No thank you.
But, hey, maybe it's just me that feels this way. I have embedded a few 12 second tidbits of brilliance for you to determine. Go ahead, tell me I'm wrong. Tell me 12second.tv is the wave of the future, and I'm in duck floaties in the pool that only the senior citizens use.
Somehow I feel you'll agree with me. Feel free to watch them all - I promise you it'll only take a minute of your time.
Ellie considers her shirt! on 12seconds.tv
Descobrindo a "pÃ³lvora".... funfa no tweetDeck direto... o_O on 12seconds.tv
Begging for a job on 12seconds.tv
12erator: How Much My Parents Know About the Internet on 12seconds.tv
Proof. on 12seconds.tv