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updated 4/24/2012 3:16:11 PM ET 2012-04-24T19:16:11

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  1. Download Viddy from iTunes — it's free.
  2. Choose whether or not to link Viddy to  your Facebook  account. If you do, you can specify what activity will be shared such as videos you watch and "like."
  3. Browse videos to get an idea of what Viddy members are posting — you'll see a lot of wannabe singers, tricks on anything with wheels and pets. Check out "Featured" to see the site owners' top picks, including "Clones Can Shuffle?" (Extended version.)
  4. Ready to produce your own? Tap the lens icon at the bottom of your screen. You can choose a video from your library or start shooting. You'll see the timer countdown from 15. Tap the checkmark to begin editing. Choose a filter: vintage, black and white or crystal; each comes with its own soundtrack. Tap "More" to go to the Viddy Marketplace where you'll find many more free packs and a few for up to $2.
  5. Once you're satisfied with your video, tap "Next" for labeling, privacy and sharing options. You can use hashtags (#) to categorize your video, tag people you're following on Viddy or add location information. Viddy automatically serves up a list of nearby places.
  6. Now choose your privacy options. What's most impressive is that you can select the lock icon to make a video visible to only yourself — an option unavailable in  Instagram . This is especially helpful for beginners who may not be ready to share their results with the community.
  7. Finally, you can post directly to Facebook,  Twitter   and YouTube, along with the Viddy stream.

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