I have started using Tout, a social media platform that allows users to shoot 15-second video status updates. Tout is being used by various leading news organizations, including The Wall Street Journal via its WorldStream platform.

Here’s are my first touts (is that how you call them?), which I recorded today at The University of Miami, host of Univision’s forums with presidential candidates Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama.

Fifteen seconds is really short, but it can be done. I hope to share later with you the advantages and disadvantages of using this Twitter-like platform for video.