Honestly, there are a lot of social media apps I just don't understand. Maybe it is my age. Perhaps it's my lack of caring. No doubt, a bit of both.
Take Instagram. Except for picking some quick ways to use shading or borders on a photograph you take, what's the big deal? Yes, you can send the picture places, but guess what, I can still do that from my camera roll.
And now there's Vine. I think it was launched around a year ago, and then last October, Twitter purchased them for I'm what is an ung-dly amount.
Vine is an app that allows you to film up to six seconds (no, not a typo - 6 fucking seconds) of video. I mean, if you're not Coppola or Scorsese, you don't have to use all six seconds of your allotted time.
I suppose, the bonus is, it can instantly upload that artistic content to Twitter or Facebook. When you simply gotta have that posted RIGHT NOW! ...and not in half a minute.
As of April 2013, Vine became the most downloaded iPhone app. I don't know if that is still the case, but you gotta figure that is a hell of a lot of users. Users doing lord knows what with six second videos, but it's happening.
...and of course it's free.
Even what few apps I do pay for, to pay even $0.99 to upload six second videos is a crock of shit. Of course, if I'm missing something with the app that is spectacular, please believe me Santa please - point it out my way.
Now, except for the upload part, I don't see anything you can't do with your iPhone camera and 28 seconds of time to post it to Twitter or Facebook. I don't know about the former, but I know with the latter you can certainly upload longer content.
I did my one and probably own and only video I will make with the app. I'm not even sure I'll keep the app at all.
But, I had to download and try.............for you.