Vine is an internet social media service that is used for the sharing of videos. It was founded in 2012 and right before its launch into the internet another social media site, Twitter, acquired it in the same year. Many Vine users also visit Twisted-Vine to buy Vine followers, likes, revines and comments for their accounts.
Vine is a freeware service that permits its users to record and shre short videos of about 6 seconds long with friends and family in a sharing process popularly referred to as revining. This revining can be done manually but based on a videos popularity it may be automatically revined.
Vine has several features that include an in-app camera that is used to record the videos and this is only possible when the camera’s screen is touched and it also enables the user to use the various motions such as fly and stop motions.
Other features of Vine include: the ghost and grid camera tools, the ability to reVine videos on a personal stream, the protection of posts, themed areas and the loop whereby when you watch a video a number at the top of the video indicates how many people have viewed that particular video.
Uses of Vine
The Vine service is used for various purposes from creating hilarious comedy clips and music performances to animated motions. In addition to these uses, several journalists and media stations have used Vine to present stories and advertisements. In the music industry, Vine has been used to create videos for songs and for track listings of artists’ albums.
The popularity of Vine among teenagers and the urban youth has led to the rise of notable influencers within the Vine media. This in turn has contributed positively to the phenomenon that is influence marketing whereby many companies have used the social platform of Vine as an advertising media to reach their desired target group as well as gain a marketable clientele base.
This is also done through the popular personalities who use the app in that, the companies employ the popular users as their marketing personnel. This is a positive outcome as it has led to the creation of employment thus the app is advantageous and not necessarily a means to just pass time.
Vine’s Appraisal and Criticism
Vine has been listed among Time’s 50 best android apps. This is despite the challenge and criticism it faced on its onset with regard to its acceptance and indifference towards the posting of sexually explicit video content since Twitter, the owner, does not rule against such posts either in its terms and policies conditions.
Critics argued that the app was being used as a medium of exposing its young users to pornography which is illegal in many states and also with the regulations of Apple. This criticism lead to the lowering of Vine’s popularity standards. The app remains to be many people’s favorite social site.
Vine furthermore launched Vine Kids in 2015 that is specifically and specially designed for kids. It has interactive features with approved age-appropriate video loops for children.
Vine is available in 25 different languages. It has indeed become the best way to view and share with many life in motion. The short innovatively created beautiful videos are recorded in a simple, efficient and interactive manner that without a doubt when shared with friends and family, leave an array of fun and joy behind.