This week, the very popular picture-sharing app Instagram, launched a new video recording function feature. This is a direct response to Twitter’s 6-second video sharing app, Vine. Since its launch in January, Vine has grown at an alarming rate to over 13 million users. However, most of my friends haven’t even heard about this app… Continue reading Instagram’s new video feature cuts the Vine
Anyone who loves the Vine app for Twitter knows two things – it can be a lot of fun and it’s a shame it shows up as a link on Facebook rather than a video. This could change if Techcrunch is correct about their report that Facebook is adding a Vine-like video feature to Instagram… Continue reading Vinstagram? How a Vine-like feature on Instagram could change Facebook
On the surface, Facebook seems like the perfect venue on which to build a service, even a business. It’s wildly popular, easy to develop on, and is the source of viral spread for many apps and services. If you cross a certain line, though, Facebook becomes that pretty face with an axe behind its back… Continue reading Facebook’s downfall may come from being overprotective of social graph
If it’s possible to be a true filmmaker using only the 6-seconds allowed on Twitter’s Vine app, actor Adam Goldberg would be the director, star, producer, writer, and mastermind behind the project. I have a lot to say about the combination of genius, randomness, and mystery that goes into his videos, but it’s best for… Continue reading If you want to learn how to use Vine, Adam Goldberg is the master
Twitter built its empire around brevity. There were others in the microblogging field, most notably Jaiku and Pownce, that offered a longer format than Twitter. Conventional wisdom at the time was the the shortness of Twitter was its weakness, but it turned out to be its greatest strength. Now that they’ve introduced Vine, the Twitter… Continue reading Is Vine’s 6 second format a major miscalculation?
We know where to find porn. There are more websites dedicated to giving people their skin fix than there are sites dedicated to curing cancer, solving political issues, or educating children. Why, then, does porn continue to pop up on so many apps and just about every user-generated content site? Vine, Twitter’s new 6-second video… Continue reading Why does porn pop up everywhere it shouldn’t?
Never has a internet company had so much information about its users. Facebook knows your friends. They know where you go in real life and online. They know who you hang out with, who you talk to, what interests you, and they have a database of pictures of you that the FBI would die to… Continue reading Is Facebook creating its own demise by building a moat around the castle?
The cold war between Facebook and Twitter continued Thursday and nobody was really surprised by it. Vine, the new video app by Twitter that allows looping 6-second videos to be recorded and posted to the microblogging site, launched with the ability for users to find their Facebook friends that were also using the app. That… Continue reading Twitter’s Vine video app almost lasts half a day before Facebook cuts it off