Weekly Wrap-Up: Vine Continues to Show More Creativity
Vine, the hot new social media app that allows users to create six second looping videos, is getting more popular day by day. With Twitter purchasing Vine in October of 2012, Vine was able to reach 13 million users on the iPhone alone. Just recently, Vine was made available for Android smartphones as well. With the introduction of the app to Android smartphones, the number of users will surely increase.
“Though we’ve been very focused on releasing Vine for Android, we’ve continued to release updates and add new features to the iOS app. As a result, the two apps are not perfectly in sync, but that won’t be the case for long,” stated Sara Haider, Android engineer.
The interest in Vine seems to not only come from its simplicity, but from the creative posts users have been coming up with. Users have been using their six seconds wisely making short films, comedy clips, stop-motion animation and a variety of other creative outlooks. Click here to see a great example of a creative Vine post.
Dom Hofmann, one of the creators of Vine, acknowledges that it takes some time to get used to Vine, but once users get it, they get hooked. “The time between the first and second post is much longer than the fifth and sixth. It gets steady after that. It clicks. People are getting creative, and the audience is growing.”
Although Twitter hasn’t begun to sell advertisements on Vine yet, many brands are making an appearance in the Vine world such Urban Outfitters, Gap, Bacardi and Dunkin Donuts. Do you think that Vine will become as popular as Twitter or Facebook in the near future? Tell us what you think and share your favorite Vine posts with by leaving a comment below.