Taking on The Domain of Video Trivia – One ‘Triv’ at a Time
Blubbr (Blubbr.tv) is a new and innovative crowdsource video trivia platform that launched in the beginning 2013. Currently in beta, Blubbr is quickly attracting a range of users due to its fun and interactive approach to creating ‘trivs’ – video quizzes.
How does Blubbr work?
Users can easily sign up via Facebook, Twitter, or email and have immediate access to creating their own trivs using YouTube video clips. Users give a name to their triv and then start browsing and pairing related video clips to their own multiple choice questions and answers. Users can crop the video clips, edit the questions and answers, and of course share their trivs across all the familiar social networks or embed them on their own personal websites.
Triv categories range from Celebrities, TV Shows, and Gaming to Education, Science and Politics. Users can browse and explore categories or search for specific keywords. If signed in via Facebook, Blubbr provides an added benefit of personalization by serving up “recommended trivs” based on a user’s Facebook activity and social behavior.
In just 6 months, over 13,000 unique trivs have been added to the website by users around the world. With over 40,000 trivia questions stored, Blubbr is quickly becoming an online destination for creating personalized video trivia games - and sharing knowledge in a new creative way.
A Place Where Entertainment & Education Merge
For a startup with a background in web development, cloud-based computing, and user experience, it’s no wonder that the smart design of Blubbr immediately invites and engages users to jump in and play. Music, television, and the usual entertaining trivia games are very popular on Blubbr, yet it’s actually the education category that holds the largest number of trivs on the platform thus far.
The interactive and entertaining nature of Blubbr makes it an excellent tool for learning – and it is already starting to make its way into the classroom. Some teachers are creating their own trivs to function as quizzes and measure the performance of their students’ progress. Others have their students create their own trivs, either as pre-testing reviews or even as an alternative to book reports.
Teachers, lecturers, and education bloggers have quickly picked up on Blubbr’s teaching value and have been buzzing about its possibilities for students. According to edSurge,“BETA Blubbr provides an extremely slick interface that makes it easy for users to create video-based quizzes -- called "trivs" -- similar to those seen on TED-Ed and Teachem.”
A well-known and widely established technology education company recently recognized Blubbr’s potential and is seeking to make Blubbr compatible with one of its own platforms. As the educational partnerships and opportunities continue to solidify, Blubbr may soon become a “household name” in the field of education.
Becoming a Household Name in the Field of Education & Beyond
With new trivs being created all the time, the startup’s database of customized video segments and quiz questions is continuously climbing, further diversifying and enriching the categorization of information. “We want to become the Wikipedia of video trivia games,” say the founders of Blubbr. As new information gets stored, Blubbr is clearly on the path to becoming a new kind of knowledge warehouse.
Visit www.blubbr.tv and start experiencing the excitement of personalized video trivia games firsthand. To learn more about the startup’s developments, be sure to follow Blubbr on twitter @BlubbrTV and like them on the Blubbr Facebook page.