I played with Vine (Twitter’s new microvideo sharing platform) this morning for the first time while sipping coffee (@AtlasPurveyors). I was expecting cheesy meets ChatRoulette. I was wrong. It’s fun way to pass a time scrolling through video snippets from friends and strangers alike.
From a UI/UX perspective app is well designed, easy to navigate and responsive. No instructions needed….just launch and go.
I wasn’t expecting much from 6-second videos (the maximum clip length). My expectations were far exceeded. Favorite section is “Editor’s Picks”. Clips in this section are cute, funny and creativity. I watched a few dozen clips early favorites include: Lego superhero mini battle, back bowl at Vail and pets being embarrassed by their owners.
Vine’s in the news for the wrong reason, #NSFW content being posted. Of course there’s NSFW content it’s a camera-enabled mobile app connected to the Internet! In reaction Apple revised Vine’s rating up to ‘17+’. This is silly as it’s just as easy to post an NSFW images via Twitter or Facebook apps.
Don’t fear the NSFW trolls, unless you’re seeking you won’t encounter.
Vine’s tagline is “The best way to see and share life in motion”, that’s a bold statement in a very noisy, ever evolving social media turf war.
I don’t see Vine becoming be the next ChatRoulette. May have the potential to be the next…..Twitter?
I’ll be posting SFW clips on Vine @DominicDiMarco.