Packing a Social Media Punch with Tout
Tout is a form of social media that uses 15 second video clips to update your status, share creative ideas, make announcements, and demonstrate skills.
Tout is easy to use – you sign up for a profile and download the Tout app to your smart device. To make videos you open the app, press “record” and your 15 second video starts recording. If you are feeling creative, you can pause the recording to change angles and you can even film yourself doing an intro.
Using Tout On It's Own or With Other Social Media Platforms
Tout can be used on its own – you follow other Tout users, they follow you – but you can also connect your Tout videos to other forms of social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
If you like, you can write a brief description to tell views more about your Tout and you can even include #hashtags to highlight certain key words, just like in Twitter. Tout is a great option for small businesses because it integrates so well with other forms of social media, it's so user friendly, and the 15 second length is just the right amount of time to convey a simple, single message.
Vanessa Chiasson is the founder and senior digital strategist of Sculpt Social.