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Sponsored App Review: Keek Social Video: Cool Videos

May 19, 2015 - Written By Tom Dawson

Keek is the latest social media craze to sweep the Internet, and unlike Snapchat or Vine, it doesn’t limit videos to short lengths. With Keek, you can create 36 second video status updates and give people a peek into your life. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and co are getting involved with Keek, so it’s sure to grow fast. Keek lets you share a 36 second video, comment on other videos, like and share things throughout Facebook, Twitter and Google+, too. Keek uses hashtags just like the rest of the Internet and brings them together in “Klusters” to help you find content that you’re interested in. Let’s take a closer look and see whether or not Keek is the next big thing for you and your friends.

Just like other Android apps, it’s best to download Keek social video app from the Play Store. After that, you can go ahead and sign in with one of many social media accounts.

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You can then add more about yourself in your profile. One neat thing about Keek is that it’s fairly easy to discover other people based on where they’re from around the world.

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When getting started, you can quite easily find and add friends from all sorts of different social media networks, too.

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Exploring is made nice and easy with Keek, to get a “peek” into someone’s life, you can just go ahead and search for them. I thought I’d look up Ashley Benson, so I search for “ashley”.

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It took me longer than I thought it would, but in the end I did find her, and I watched a few of her “peeks”.

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You can leave a comment, like the video and sign up to subscribe or follow people from their profiles.

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One area which I really like were “Klusters”, these are basically hashtags that are combined with similar hashtags to create a category.

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This allows a gamer like myself to look up interesting Peeks from fellow PS4 players, for example:

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Creating your own Peek is really easy, all you do is just hit the camera button whenever or wherever you want. You can even hook up Keek to a Chromecast to share things with the rest of the group.

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Keek is a nice newcomer to the social world. The 36 second video length obviously gives much more flexibility over Vine, and the ability to comment and share within the app is nice, too. However, I worry that not enough exposure will be given to the app over time. After all, the reason Vine is so popular is because of Twitter. Snapchat has managed it on their own however, and we’re sure there’s room for Keek, too. Features like Klusters as well as the ability to connect with people all over the world is great. Knowing someone is from the same nation as you or not helps form a common circle of friends on Keek. All-in-all, there’s a lot on offer here, but I just wish that there were a more accurate search option and that the celebrities the company talk about would actually post more content.

Ratings

  • Speed (4/5) – Keek runs just fine on my devices, and it takes hardly any time at all to create content of your own.
  • Theme (4/5) – The interface here is fairly easy to get to grips with, and everything looks good.
  • Features (4/5) – Keek makes it nice and easy to connect to others with common interests and it’s very easy to create your own content as well.
  • Overall (4/5) – While it’s a crowded market out there, Keek does offer enough to carve a niche out for itself, but as history shows us, Twitter and Facebook ultimately decide if something is to be successful worldwide on a large scale.

Pros

  • Nice and easy to get started with, you can sign in with Facebook, Google+ or Twitter accounts.
  • Lots of content on offer already to start exploring the network.
  • Klusters help people connect with people on common interests.
  • 36 seconds of video is a great target and gives those creative types lots more time to work with.

Cons

  • Might struggle to gain mainstream popularity by going it alone, rather than working with Twitter, for instance.
  • Better integration with Facebook and co would definitely help boost the amount of users on the platform.

Overall, Keek has a lot going for it, and while I’m sure that there’s going to be a lot of people that join the network over time, I have to wonder whether or not it’ll reach everyone like Snapchat and Vine have done. Hopefully though, Keek does just that. It has a lot going for it, and the 36 second video limit gives users a lot more room to play with, that’s for sure.

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