App of the Week: VYou

Title: VYou or Video You
Platform: iOS and Android
Cost: Free
Many teens use social media as a way to connect with others and share their knowledge. VYou lets you do this by posting questions and inviting others to answer via a video recording. There are many ways libraries can use VYou to enrich services and extend conversations well beyond the time the physical building is closed. Here are some ideas:

  • Ask questions related to an upcoming speaker/author
  • Start a dialogue about characters in a book many teens are reading
  • Celebrate National ___ Month by posing questions about the topic
  • Have teens generate questions related to a current event or an issue that’s important to them

The way the VYou app works is that first you sign-up for the site via the app. Then you can browse through questions and watch people’s answers, ask a question by typing it into the app, or answer a question by recording a video. You have 30 seconds to record the answer and then can choose to automatically upload to VYou for all to see.
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