Pluck Videos Straight From The Vine With the New App From Twitter
Vine: A New Video App From Twitter
You know how the old saying goes, “another day, another new social media outlet of some kind”. That’s certainly true this week, as Twitter has launched a completely new application called Vine. They’ve seemingly figured out how to launch a completely unique service based on their own bread and butter, that being quick social interactions. On Twitter, you can post quick updates of 160 characters for the world to see, complete with locations and photos to spice it up a bit. With Vine, you can take short video clips between 1-6 seconds (maybe of your Collector’s Edition Splinter Cell: Blacklist RC Plane?) and post them in the same fashion. While this works quite well, it would be a stretch to say Twitter created it out of thin air.
Back in October of 2012, Twitter bought out a small video-sharing startup based out of New York. Can you guess what that company’s name was? Vine. The company had fleshed out the entire idea behind the service before being acquired by Twitter. Nonetheless, here we are over 3 months later and Twitter has brought the service to mass market. So, you might ask, what’s so special about this Twitter with video idea? Well, there’s really not much too special. The main feature that makes it a standout next to apps like Viddy is that instead of merely recording one continuous clip, users of Vine can record many little pieces of video that get stitched together instantly and then uploaded. This makes the videos more interesting, as they are more of a blend between videos, pictures and GIFs.
Vine is iPhone only for now. The application itself is very much as fluid as the official Twitter app, with similar trending and hashtag searching features, as well as a new Editor’s Choice section. However, the aesthetics look more like Pinterest and Instagram. You have options to like a video with a smiley face button, or comment on the video as well. Once you’ve created your very own video clip, you can upload it to Vine, Twitter and Facebook, with other options to come in the future. It’s quite a pleasant user experience altogether. When you get a chance, download the app and let us know what you think!