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12 Seconds

I was recently introduced to 12 seconds. It is another online video site. However, with this one, you only get 12 seconds to say what you need to say. At first thought, this might seem a questionable format, as there is little one can say in a mere 12 seconds. However, I see this as no so unlike Twitter or SMS texting, in which one is limited to 140 characters. While I’ve yet to take the fraction of a minute to test this theory, I suggest it takes around 12 seconds to read 140 characters. So, in this way, we are still seeking to create tiny snippets of conversation, of information, of communication. In doing so, we must be as concise and direct as possible.

One can post on any topic, but each day there is a new challenge (topic) to which one can respond. Today’s was “What movie have you seen more than 15 times?” Here is my response:

12challenge: What movie have you seen more than 15 times? on

    • John
      Nov 11, 2008 at 4:59 PM /

      Anyone with children may need more than 12 seconds to relay all of the movies that have reached that goal.

    • Time Barrow
      May 23, 2011 at 9:12 AM / no longer exists. The site was taken down late 2010.