What platforms does my Zeega work on?
Zeegas work across all platforms, from iOS to Android to Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari.
How do I add media to Zeega?
To start, you have tons of great media immediately available. We curate our favorites from across the web, and you can search across Tumblr, SoundCloud, YouTube, Flickr and Giphy.
You can also upload your own photos by clicking “Upload.” And you also add any image you find by copy/pasting the URL into the field under “Upload.”
How do I share my Zeega?
To get your Zeega out into the world, simply click “Share” in the upper-right and you’ll get options for sharing directly via Tumblr, Twitter or Facebook. You can also email a link to your Zeega or embed the Zeega on any page w/ our simple embed widget. To see an embedded Zeega in action, check out Alexis Madrigal’s recent Atlantic post on a rare, space age audio gem.
You’re always free to further edit your Zeega as necessary. Simply press the “Share” button anytime you’d like to make your changes live.
Something’s not working. What should I do?
First, try these steps:
1) Refresh your browser (command R).
2) If that doesn’t work, clear your cache (command/shift/delete or “Clear Browsing Data” from the Chrome menu).
If things are still acting up, worry not! We’re always here to help. Email Ahmed, our community manager (email@example.com).
What new features do you have planned?
There’s lots of upcoming goodness:
- Ability to follow your favorite Zeega creators
- Ability to tag Zeegas so they can be discovered across the Zeega network
Longer term, some things we’re working on are:
- Custom URLs for Zeega
- Native iOS app
Where does the name Zeega come from?
Zeega is an intentional misspelling of Dziga Vertov, a filmmaker best known for Man With A Movie Camera (1929) and one of our favorite media artists. Born Denis Kaufman, Vertov chose to rename himself “dziga” because the word means spinning top in Russian and also makes the sound of a turning camera. Vertov was working at time when film and radio were just emerging as art forms in the Soviet Union. He had an incredible desire to experiment with media at a point in time that is in many ways similar to our own. We’ve experienced a sea change in the ways in which we produce, consume, and share media. Our spirit animal, Dziga Vertov, guides us through these wild and inspiring times!
Add Cover Art to your YouTube embeds in Zeega.
Emancipate yourself from the tyranny of the thumbnail! You can add awesome images to serve as cover art for your YouTube embed on Zeega. Check it out:
Play with opacity and sizing to make crazy collages.
The collage is a great way to make interactive music experiences in Zeega. Opacity and sizing are the keys to collage glory. Check out an example from FM Bandit, Zeega’s current collage master: