Freezefram.es is a website that allows users to capture their friends' reactions to a specific moment of a YouTube video.
First, users paste in the URL for a YouTube video and then select a time to snap a picture with their friends' webcams. Then, a unique URL is generated so they may share the video with friends and see their reactions. Users who receive the link watch the video on our site, and it snaps a picture of them at the time code specified by the original user. A gallery is generated for each unique link, allowing participants to see who else has watched the video and reacted at the specified frame.
We were able to User Test this site on the web, as well as at the ITP Winter Show.
The code used to make Freezefram.es can be found on Github.
Freezefram.es was built in collaboration with Matt Richardson and Kim Ash as a project for Clay Shirky's Designing Conversational Spaces course, part of the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU.