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Raccoon by Wattpad

By Neilie Johnson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Simple vlog-maker OK, offers limited entertainment.

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With the release of this simple video blog tool, developer Wattpad attempts to build on the success of its clever fiction writing app, Tap, but it falls a bit short. Raccoon by Wattpad makes video recording as easy as can be, and the personal, visual storytelling does offer more connection than just text, but the content is often pretty mundane, and as of this writing, also quite limited. Topic searches bring up only a handful of related videos per topic -- mostly by the same people -- and while it's good that videos are limited to one or two minutes, few users have mastered the art of the quick, entertaining anecdote. Videos can't even be spiced up with graphics or text, since the app's bare-bones presentation doesn't have any of those tools. Limited content, few features, and tiny user base makes for an app that's just OK.

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