Jarter Jargon

Posts Tagged ‘Vine

As everyone knows, Instagram launched its new video feature. What followed was not surprising. Vine fanatics bashed it, techies discussed whether it was better than Vine, and people everywhere posted the obligatory “My first Instagram video!”

While some believed the new Instagram features “beat” Vine, others argue that the two platforms are incomparable. Personally, I agree with the latter. While it’s obvious Facebook realized the potential Vine unlocked, Instagram’s video capability is very different than Vine’s.

The allure of Vine for marketers and Vine-celebs is the stop motion effect. Instagram video has a much harder time capturing that. It also takes quite a bit of creativity to pull off an impressive Vine.

Conversely, Instagram video has a few things going its way. Instagram is already so well-liked, I personally think the new feature will be widely accepted and make its way into your regular app use easier than it was for Vine to break through.

While I see Vine-celebs sticking to their guns, I think Instagram video will be a staple for consistent users.

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First we saw the rollout of Facebook hashtags. Now there are rumblings of a possible Vine-like feature to be added to Instagram.

While Facebook hashtags are a genius way of creating deeper conversations much like on Twitter, the announcement of the new Instagram feature just makes it seem as though Facebook realized how big of a hit Vine has become and wants in on the action.

Vine has become the new arena for viral sensations. 6 seconds might not seem too long, but some new creative personalities seem to have figured it out.

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey was reportedly heartbroken when Facebook purchased Instagram in April 2012 for $1 billion in cash and stock. Looks like the joke is now on Facebook as they begin to emulate the booming Vine app feature.

Updates and developments should be interesting. Obviously, Twitter can’t own the ‘#’ symbol, but I find it interesting the use of the hashtag to create and track conversations is wide open for Facebook to swoop in and utilize (similarly, the 6-second video loop feature of Vine). Maybe Facebook will allow for a *gasp* 8 second clip?

Personally, I think Mark Zuckerberg is starting to feel the squeeze of Twitter and the massive number of people ditching Facebook to get their tweet on.


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