Austin American-Statesman Micro column
Feb 03, 2013 (Austin American-Statesman - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) --
Two weeks ago, Twitter unveiled a new video-sharing service to go with its social network, a technology it acquired called Vine.
But what is Vine, exactly Unlike other video-sharing services that have come along, Vine is interesting in several unique ways. For one thing, videos posted to the app, which is currently only available for iPhone and iPod Touch, are limited to only six seconds. A recording screen allows users to touch their screen to record video and let go to stop. You can do this as many times as you like to build six seconds worth of video, allowing for stop-motion-style animation and other video tricks.
"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," said Dom Hofmann, co-founder and general manager of Vine in a blog post.
Like Twitter itself, the limitations and simplicity of Vine are what make it so ripe for mass adoption. So far there's been a lot of hype for the new service. But it hasn't been without problems. There was an influx of pornography a week after launch, and some users have had trouble getting the app to work on their iPhones.
___ (c)2013 Austin American-Statesman, Texas Visit Austin American-Statesman,
Texas at www.statesman.com Distributed by MCT Information Services
[ Back To Technology News's Homepage ]