Qwips: Using Snippets of Sound

May 14, 2012

In a seminar earlier this year called Social Media on a Shoestring, I explained the use of SoundCloud for songs, lectures, and pieces of longer talks. For even shorter snippets of sound, try Qwips. This free service comes as a phone app and on the web. You can record up to 30 seconds of sound and then share a link to the sound on your social networks. This is great when you don't have a minute or more of substantial content, but want to give your audience a short taste of your auditory experience. Example: this past Friday I attended MIT Concert Choir to see my friend Aubrey Colter (Class of 2013) perform. I recorded a 'qwip' to give my Twitter followers a sense of the music to which I was listening.

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Stephanie Hatch Leishman

Former MIT Social Media Strategist

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