Parents' Guide to

beme: Share video. Honestly.

By Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Videos meant to be "authentic" are too random to make sense.

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There has to be some better middle ground between highly edited, unrealistic social media images and four seconds of unedited, un-previewed, random video. While Casey Neistat’s explanation is poetic (he demonstrates how you can hold the device to your heart rather than in front of your face), the reality just doesn't reflect the goal of authenticity. Instead, you see lots of motion-sickness-inducing shorts and are left wondering just what you may have broadcast to the world, because you'll never see it yourself. According to the app's mission, that would be vain -- but isn't it also vain to think anyone wants to see four seconds of the world from your eyes (or heart)?

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: July 31, 2015
  • Category: Social Networking
  • Publisher: Beme
  • Version: 0.5
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later
  • Last updated: July 28, 2016

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