What is Vine?
Vine is the latest mobile service in social media applications, and since its launch this week, it already has the internet all atwitter.
Essentially, Vine is a new video sharing service that allows users to create and share short, six second visual loops (like animated gifs, but with sound). What this means is that, in addition to a standard 140 character tweet, your content can also include mini videos for your followers to see.
The free service has unlimited uploads and allows you to find, follow and keep tabs on all your friends and family in a feed (a lot like Instagram). The app is available for download on iPhone and iPod Touch, and although the company has been acquired by Twitter, you don’t need a Twitter account to start sharing.
Sure, it’s only six seconds, but if you know how to utilize this new social media tool you can use it to change the way you interact online.