These days, technology and social media have pushed us out of those traditional times where we sat around the table playing Trivial Pursuit. With Wikipedia at our fingertips and Jeopardy no longer a big hit, what could possibly hold our interest in quizmaking? Combine YouTube, customization, social networking, and a points system (to give us that extra measure of competition), and you may have the answer: Blubbr.
Blubbr is a new – and free – online crowdsource video trivia platform that lets us create our own video quizzes (‘trivs’) from choosing YouTube clips and making our own questions and answers. If you’re too lazy to create one yourself, you can play other trivs and test your knowledge in anything from models to geography! Are you a passionate Maxim reader? Want to challenge your friends to see who knows the most about Mila Kunis? Or maybe, you just want to have fun watching videos while still educating yourself on the history of Sports Illustrated. You can even create a hilarious personalized triv for your friend’s wedding or promote your band by making trivs for your fans. The possibilities are endless, which is why Blubbr is quickly becoming popular with a whole range of people.
Besides being an entertainment hub, Blubbr is also a great way to make you smarter. Really. Need to learn Spanish? You’ve probably already watched one of Jasmine’s lessons on YouTube. With Blubbr, anyone can take her clips and crop them to fit into a series of self-generated questions and answers. Check out this Spanish Song triv to see what we’re talking about.
Spanish not your thing? Try out your luck with this triv on Sports Illustrated, Swimsuit edition.
And, of course, all games and personal scores can be broadcasted on Facebook, embedded on blogs, and tweeted out to the world. Let the trivving begin!