Rookie

ViDoBounce Offers Students an Easy Way to Meet People Around the World

By: Michael Nana - Published: May 3, 2011 • References: vidobounce.tumblr and vidobounce
Have you always wanted to meet people in your college or around the world as easily as possible? ViDoBounce, a recently launched website from a Bishop's University freshman, just filled that need. ViDoBounce is a live video social networking website that allows users to log on and activate their cameras to start meeting people from their college, region or another country.

You select the filter you are interested in and click on "Bounce" to meet the next person online. This isn't too far different from Chatroulette, which started the video random pairing phenomenon. However, unlike Chatroulette, ViDoBounce gives its users filters to sort out the people they would like to meet, and most importantly, it allows users to connect with people further by adding them to their friend lists. When your friend request is accepted, you can video call your friend whenever for free (like Skype), IM chat with them or send them private messages. You can also view your friends' Facebook profiles to connect with them further. This is an interesting spin on the art of meeting and connect with people and friends. You can also invite your Facebook friends straight to your friend list.

Social networking is slowly turning to live video networking, as is shown by websites such as Livestream, Tinychat and Chatroulette. For founder Michael Nana, the website has many uses. You can meet people you had a glimpse of only in school and get to know them, or flirt with people you have always had in the back of your mind. Prospective students can use the website to meet people in the school to which they are applying, and connect with them and build friendships and relationships before they attend the school to avoid feeling alone during those first weeks of school.

According to founder Michael Nana, in less than two days after release, over 250 accounts have been registered and the number is growing exponentially. In short, ViDoBounce is a very interesting tool that is fun, entertaining, exciting and useful to boot.