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vine 2Twitter has launched another rebuttal against Instagram. As a result of Facebook acquiring the photo application, Twitter embedding support was lifted, leading Twitter to develop their own photo filtering system.  Now, Twitter has revealed the Vine app, which some are calling Twitter’s Instagram for video.

The application, which was acquired by Twitter in October 2012, allows users to upload up to six second of video that can be viewed by friends, followers or users searching for videos in a specific category.  The application is very user friendly, the video starts recording when users touch the screen and pauses when users let go.

“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 an 140-character tweet or a six-second video,”  Dom  Hoffmann, Vine’s co-founder and general manager,  said on Vine’s blog.

Currently, the application is only available on the iPhone where it has already climbed to the 14th spot among the free applications. Twitter’s VP of product, Michael Sippey, said on the company’s blog that “We’re working now to bring it to other platforms, so stay tuned for that.”

Here are a few things to know before you use the Vine application:

  • Your videos are public.
    • While Twitter has privacy settings, the Vine app does not. Users can browse through categories freely. Anything posted to Vine is public and can be shared by you, or others, via other social media networks.
  • There’s lots of room for creativity.
    • Vine allows users to pause and reposition or change locations at any time in the duration of the video.
  • This is just the beginning.
    • While Vine has a few bugs and glitches, this is defiantly just the beginning for the app. As soon as you start using it, you’re addicted.

Source: Mobilenapps

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Megan Bildner

Megan is currently the Jr. Editor of the Daily Deal Media and Digital MI sites with Mogul Media. Here, she is responsible for the site's content and publication. Along with these tasks, Megan also engages with the DDM & DMI audience through social pages/groups/tweets. When she is not working on the DDM & DMI sites Megan enjoys tweeting, traveling, snowboarding, hiking, and socializing with her friends. She grew up in Michigan's Clarkston and Lake Orion and loves being on the lake, boating, and wake-boarding. You can follow her @MeganBildner or e-mail her at megan@mogulmedia.com
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