An example as follows:
On a dating site, a member encounters someone in whom they are interested but wants to take one more step to ensure this individual is properly representing himself or herself. The member can send a “Video Validation” request to the individual by clicking on the Vv icon on that individuals dating site profile page (when available) or send a request directly through the Vv website. The Vv will arrive in the form of an email or text message. All information is anonymous. The Vv email contains instructions and a call to action "reply" button for creating a 10 second or less “introduce yourself” video that is date/time stamped and returned back to the requesting party through an anonymous email. The Vv platform recognizes and accesses the camera on laptops/devices once the "reply" button is clicked.
There is no app to download or settings to adjust. When the individual requesting the Vv views/plays the video it then self-deletes. There is no file/video stored. Further, The Vv platform will identify the individual’s general city and state location. However, NOT identify the exact location. The purpose here not being to provide location but to reveal a grossly misrepresented location. Location is generated by long/lat of the mobile device or IP address if the web.
The video is created by clicking on links embedded within the email that bring them to a video validate page which directly activates the camera on the device (after granted permission) from within the email. No application download is needed. The individual preparing the video will have the ability to take as many videos as necessary before replying with the one they want (many takes until they hit approve and send). The requesting party gets an email with the location data and Vv video link which-upon viewing-is deleted.
Upon receiving a request, a member has 24 hours to respond or the request is considered rejected from which the requesting party can draw their own conclusions.
There is no cost or need to join or register to use Vv. The intent is to create a web service that becomes a brand for validating online interactions with strangers and is adopted (free of charge) on a large scale by participating sites (i.e., Match, eHarmony, Tinder, Craigslist, etc)