Vine is Twitter’s newest advancement in social media.

The app is a microvideo-sharing network which allows user’s to upload 6-second slices of videos for followers to see. One can find followers by connecting to Twitter or looking up a users name in the search bar. The video clips created can be shared to social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook or  to one’s camera roll.

To create a video clip, one selects the camera button and centers on things one wants to record. Press the screen, the app will record for however long you hold the screen. To add a different perspective, focus on something different and press down the screen again. It will then result in a clean put together video.

Twitter released the Vine app on Jan. 24, and is already immensely popular.

It is currently only available on the Apple platform, but Twitter is working on bringing Vine to other platforms, like the android market. Vine is currently free to all users.

Vine creators could improve the app’s layout. It is plain with the occasional touch of green color. Another thing they are improving upon is the security issues with hacking which they have been having problems.

As far as microvideo-sharing is concerned, Twitter’s Vine is ahead of the game.

The 411
App Title: Vine
Release Date: 1/24/13
Rating: 4 out 5 stars

By Ciara McCoy

Design editor. Saint Leo University c/o 2019 softball signee

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