Vine is the new mobile-only social network that allows users to create and share short looping videos. While there are still a few bugs to be worked out, this app has a lot of potential and allows users to be creative and tell stories that cannot be told in a photo.
Within the first two weeks of Vine going online, brands had used it to create contests and ads, shorts of backstage at New York Fashion Week were made and posted, news outlets were using Vine to capture stories, and celebrities used Vine to connect with their fans. One aspiring journalist even used Vine to show off her resume, hoping the right people would see it. Of course, there are videos, like porn, that finds it’s way onto Vine. And, because of the porn videos, Vine had it’s rating changed this week from age 12+ to age 17. Hopefully Vine will add a filter that will sort out unwanted files.
On their blog, Twitter said, “Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity. And a Vine user posted, “Vine is the best way to see and share life in motion. Create short, beautiful, looping videos in a simple and fun way for your friends and family to see.” And while some may think six seconds is relatively short for a video, Vine users find that it is enough to tell their stories while accommodating the general public’s short attention span.
Vine is owned by Twitter and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, but they are working to add other platforms in the near future. To try Vine, go to the App store on your Apple mobile device or click here Vine App
There seems to be endless uses for Vine. The only limitation is your creativity!