Are you Vine ing yet?
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Are you Vine ing yet?

vine_glyph_2xLate last week Twitter brought it’s first iOS app to market since the original Twitter app. Vine, comes from the purchase of video sharing start-up Vine last year.
Vine is an app for iPhone or iPod touch that enables you to capture very short (6 seconds) videos and share them on Vine , Twitter  or Facebook. It is a standalone app so you do not need to be a twitter subscriber to use it…but it does help to spread your 6 seconds of creativity. The publisher says: Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity. it is easier said than done…take a look at my first attempt. Click on the picture to see the video.

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Pretty bad! Maybe I will get better with experience. 🙂

vineNot convinced this will can check out a site called Vinepeek to seen an unmoderated and unfiltered stream of the latest videos posted to Vine in real time. Most of the posts seem to be much like mine, focused on food or stuff on people’s desks. Will the posts become more creative with time. Well when Twitter started posts were pretty mundane stuff until people figured out how to be creative in 140 characters or less. It may be hard to believe but Twitter is now the main source of news for many people,



Personally I find it fascinating to see snatches of daily it the Instagram of video? Maybe. Facebook doesn’t seem to be taking any chances it has blocked Vine from using its “find people” function to find friends with Facebook accounts.Or perhaps turnabout is fair play. Last July, Twitter blocked Facebook’s Instagram app from using its API to find friends with Twitter accounts within Instagram.

Why not give it a try..surely you can make a better video than I did. Vine is a free download at the App Store.

Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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