One of the most recent additions to the world of social networking is Twitter's Vine, which is basically another method of sharing videos. The video clips are very short, like visual tweets. Vine Flow claims to be an efficient method of viewing Vine videos. While the idea is pretty good, the execution is not.
Installation of Vine Flow is quite simple and very fast. Upon opening the uncomplicated program users are greeted with a bright home screen and high-contrast text. The program looks good initially but we soon discovered that it is fraught with problems. The search feature rarely … Read more
Social video startup video has released an updated iOS app with a bevy of new features to help people enhance their videos and to stave off Twitter's upstart video-sharing app, Vine.
Debuting this evening in Apple's App Store, the updated app doubles the length of videos that people can upload from 15 seconds to 30 seconds, as well as adding the Vine-like ability to pause recording to splice together segments into a single clip. The app also adds 15 new video filters, licensed music tracks from popular artists that can be added to videos, and stop-motion functionality that … Read more
California Democrat Mark Takano, a freshman congressman, today released a Vine and a YouTube video showcasing milestone achievements in his nascent legislative career.
Takano's use of Twitter's new video service is the latest in a string of people utilizing Vine for what might be considered emergent purposes. One reporter created a (much-derided) resume on Vine, while the service has also already become a new way … Read more
Social video startup Viddy has laid off a dozen employees, or about a third of its work force, as it faces competition from a Twitter app.
The cuts come less than a month after the firing of co-founder and CEO Brett O'Brien, who was rumored to have turned down a buyout offer from Twitter. In a statement, Viddy's board confirmed the staff reductions, which will reportedly focus on marketing and operations:
As the board continues to review Viddy's business, we've identified specific ways to streamline costs which include eliminating some positions. These changes will allow the … Read more
Among the many curiosities about Twitter's Vine app has been how the company decided six seconds was the magic number for a clip's length.
Well, guess what? It turns out that the maximum length of a Vine isn't six seconds at all. In fact, they top out at six and a half seconds.
And how do we know? After watching a Vine today that was tweeted by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, I came away with the feeling that it felt longer than advertised. A bit of quick work by CNET videographer Jared Kohler, using iShowU, then proved … Read more
If you're an Android user who has been wondering what all the hype over Twitter's Vine app is about, you're in luck. A new Android app called Vine Flow allows Android users to browse Vine videos on their device. But there are some pretty big drawbacks to the app. Currently you can only browse the latest videos uploaded to the service, or search for a specific hash tag. You can't upload a video yourself, log in and view a timeline, or even navigate to a specific Vine feed.
The video above gives you a brief rundown … Read more
After a dustup over pornography showing up on Vine, the Twitter-owned video-sharing app has added an age rating for possible adult content.
The app for iPhone and popular venue for pornography after its release last month. Twitter responded by trying to make it harder for users to find the adult videos, blocking a number of porn-related search terms such as "#porn.", which lets anyone create and share six-second clips, quickly became a
The microblogging site initially added a warning still to the beginning of videos in question that users would have to bypass to see the … Read more
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo said that the social-networking giant won't "make the kind of sacrifices" necessary to be allowed to work in China and Iran.
In an interview with the The Wall Street Journal published today, Costolo addressed the question of whether Twitter would like to be available in China and Iran by replying that the company is not willing to filter out the kind of politically sensitive material that government officials in those two countries would require in order to be allowed to function there.
Costolo also said a Twitter IPO is "not necessarily inevitable&… Read more