Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Twitter Buys Vine - Video Sharing App

Twitter has acquired Vine which is a video sharing app.  
The app allows users to easily create and share 6 second video clips which can be several small clips combined together.
I'm curious to see where this goes as a 6 second video doesn't' seem like much, but a 140 character Tweet didn't seem like much a few years ago either.
Here is the announcement from the Vine blog:

Posts on Vine are about abbreviation — the shortened form of something larger. They're little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life. They're quirky, and we think that's part of what makes them so special.

We're also happy to share the news that Vine has been acquired by Twitter. Our companies share similar values and goals; like Twitter, we want to make it easier for people to come together to share and discover what's happening in the world. We also believe constraint inspires creativity, whether it's through a 140-character Tweet or a six-second video.

Although we've joined Twitter, you don't need a Twitter account to use Vine (but signing up is a little quicker if you do!). We are thrilled to be part of Twitter, and look forward to the opportunities we can pursue together in the future.

Starting today, Vine is available for free, worldwide, on the iPhone and iPod touch.

Go make a scene. We think you'll love it.

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