Vine: The 6 second video app

Vine logo

Vine is a new way to share video. This free app (currently only available for iPhone and iPod Touch) allows the user to record and then embed a 6 second video directly in a tweet. You can choose to record one scene by holding your finger down on the screen or several scenes by releasing the pressure and re-applying to start recording again. You could also create a mini stop motion scene movie by moving the subject you want to record slightly in the same manner the original cartoons were created. Vine also captures audio.

Once you’ve create your vine you can then choose to simply save it or share with the world! The cynics thought 140 characters would be of little value and how wrong they were. It will be interesting to see how creative people get with 6 seconds!

Below are some examples of how it Vine is being used from the fun to the more serious.

Stop Motion

Citizen Journalism

Capturing THAT sporting moment


Holding hands at Tilden park

What I had for lunch (or was it breakfast…)

And if you’d like to know what Dick Costello (@dickc) CEO of Twtter is making, watch this vine.

Other ways to explore vines

These sites were quick off the mark and provide a constant stream of randomly displayed Vines. Plenty of opportunity to lose track albeit only 6 seconds at a time!

About Sue Beckingham

A National Teaching Fellow, Educational Developer and Principal Lecturer in Computing with a research interest in the use of social media in higher education.
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3 Responses to Vine: The 6 second video app

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