Twitter made a huge announcement on Thursday — releasing an app that lets you share 6-second video clips. The new mobile service is called Vine, and it allows users to create and share looping gif-like videos.
“Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity,” the company said in an official blog post. “Now that you can easily capture motion and sound, we look forward to seeing what you create.”
Currently iOS-only, the stop-motion videos can include as many scenes as you can fit in. Video stops and starts when you press on your device’s screen. Your finished product can then be shared just on Vine, or with friends on Twitter or — in theory — Facebook. (Well, that is, until A few moments after Vine’s launch Facebook blocked the service from being able to access your friends lists. *H8TRS*)
I’m wondering how will this affect YouTube views and subscriber services in the future? In the meantime, we’ve created our Vine account and can’t wait to use during the upcoming New York Fashion Week shows. We’ll definitely be bringing clips like this soon:
Vine is available as a separate app, free for download on iPhone and iPod touch devices via the Apple App Store. It’s exclusively on mobile for now. To download the app, click here.
Could Vine become the new Instagram?
Will you be downloading the new Vine app?
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Here is what some experts predict:
Social Search - “Search based on social signals. Facebook will change the search game -
They know what people want because they have been collecting data around comments, likes and engagement.” (Stephen Murphy of Get Busy Media)
Contextualizing of Experiences - “Facebook´s latest updates to the open graph will create a ripple effect, allowing companies to create social apps that tap into users’ social real-time actions and engage them in new behaviors. Expect to see real-time contextualizing of experiences, offers and content that go beyond the simple ‘like’ button. For B2B brands, LinkedIn will enable new and more meaningful ways of social engagement.” (Jonas Klit Nielsen)
“The rise of the Online Recommendation Culture – Moms’ rapid embrace of social media translates into blogs, Facebook, and Twitter becoming the new ‘picket fence,’ where Moms connect with one another to make friends, hear trusted recommendations, and gain first-person perspective.” (Stacy DeBroff of Mom Central Consulting)
Mobile is the way of the future to how we communicate across multiple channels to multiple people. To keep us interested there must be cutting edge, sophisticated social/mobile experiences and engagement that will keep us stimulated as well as incentives to keep increasing our usage of social media.
Tags: 2013 trends, facebook, instagram, pinterest, social media, social media marketing, trending, trends, twitter
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Just when you thought it was safe to support #TeamBREEZY – the 23-year old singer, flubs up on social media (once again). According to several reports online, Chris Brown has (once again) deleted his Twitter page after a battle of insults with a comedienne online.
The exchange started when Chris tweeted a photo of himself with the caption, “I look old as f—! I’m only 23“. Jenny Johnson responded, “I know! Being a worthless piece of sh-t can really age a person” and a very vulgar war of words ensued from there…
Will someone from Chris Brown’s camp PLEASE take his smartphone away from him. I understand freedom of speech but GEEZ – there comes a time where if you don’t learn from your mistakes you should be forced to accept the consequences. I wonder if Twitter should implement a 3 STRIKES rule? Delete your profile THREE TIMES and you’re OUT … FOR GOOD! That’ll teach folks about social media decision making REAL QUICK!
What do you think?
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Nicole Scherzinger, formerly of Pussycat Dolls & X-Factor fame, stepped out last night in London wearing a Twitter Dress, an electronic-powered frock that displayed real tweets in real time. Containing 2,000 LED lights and 3,000 Swarovski crystals, the dress was created by fashion technology company CuteCircuit, whose clothes are embedded with lights and rechargeable via USB. (They’re the women who were also responsible for the Katy Perry’s Met Gala dress from 2010.)
The Twitter Dress was commissioned by EE, the U.K.’s first 4G mobile network, for its big launch party, so the tweets scrolling across Nicole’s dress were those tweeted by or at the handle @EE and the hashtag #tweetthedress. Talk about social media’s take on fashion… Would you rock this look?
Tags: crystals, CuteCircuit, fashion, led, lights, social media, swarovski, technology, tweets, twitter
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In an effort to foster social media awareness, responsibility & overall growth in teens and young adults – DivasandDorks.com has partnered with Windows Phones and The Microsoft Store to bring you Social Girls Night Out: Social Media and Gaming Event!
On Monday, September 24th from 6pm – 8pm we will host Social Girls Night Out for girls ages 14 – 18 and their parents for a variety of games, information and overall tips on managing social media etiquette. How many times have you seen cyber-bullying, explicit photos or other forms of inappropriate behavior coming from teens & young adults on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more? Social Girls Night Out is a place where girls can socialize with their peers and their parents while learning not only about great gadgets, apps and programs – but also develop social media etiquette, integrity and skills to make social media work for them!
Parents this event is for you too! Come out and discover the latest in internet security & monitoring for teens, we’ll have plenty of demos, games and prizes for all!
If you’re interested in having your youth group, mentees, siblings or children attend this event, please rsvp to RSVP@DivasandDorks.com. (Space in limited)
See you soon!
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In our latest efforts to educate, share and tackle the ever-changing world of social media, I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be sharing my experiences as a speaker at the Tom Joyner Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida.
If you’re interested in learning a few social media tips & tricks as well as how to teach your kids some social media etiquette – check out the excerpt from BlackAmericaWeb.com regarding the launch of my national social media seminar below.
“Social Media Basics - Hosted by: Christen Rochon of Divas And Dorks
If you would really like to get a handle on the basics of Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) then this is the seminar for you. This seminar will teach the basics of using all of the features included on the most popular social networks. Our expert will get you started and you can post even post to our social media sites and share your experiences from the weekend. ”
Interested in bringing our D&D Social Media Seminars to your next event? Contact us today!
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If you own a Smart TV, chance are – you’re not getting the most out of your entertainment. ”Younger adults desire a more social TV viewing experience,” says Manny Flores, Senior Vice President at Harris Interactive. “With the proliferation of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+, younger adults are not only more tech savvy, but are accustomed to being able to share their online experiences with their friends and family. So why not add TV viewing to the list of online experiences to share?”
Smart TV manufacturers are hoping that the popularity of apps with smartphone and tablet users makes its way to the living room. Manufacturers and retailers are selling more and more televisions preloaded with Internet-connected functionality, frequently referred to as Smart TVs. This provides an environment where consumers can use apps to do anything from surfing the Internet using a fully functional web browser, to streaming their favorite movies, TV shows and music right on their TV sets. Streaming video apps are the most popular apps for both Smart TV owners and consumers who don’t yet have a Smart TV. Three of the top five “must have” apps are Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon Instant Video. Social media giant Facebook and online radio leader Pandora round out the top five.
These are some of the results of The Harris Poll of 2,634 U.S. adults (ages 18 and over) surveyed online between May 7 and May 15, 2012 by Harris Interactive.
Younger adults (those 18-35) chose YouTube (Owners 57%) as their top “must have” app over the more traditional experience offered by Netflix (Owners 54%) and Amazon Instant Video (Owners 38%).
“As the TV becomes a more overall entertainment device, it is only a matter of time before we see the mainstream use of additional content apps, such as Facebook, being used on the TV,” added Flores. “Yet, manufacturers and retailers evidently have to do a much better job of educating their consumers on what a Smart TV is and the benefits of a Smart TV experience. Increased familiarity appears to be the key to driving purchase consideration. Also, manufacturers need to hope that familiarity with smartphone and tablet apps translates into greater interest and adoption for apps that can be used on a bigger screen in the living room.”
Are you a smart TV user? Which apps do you currently own?
Tags: apps, facebook amazon instant movie, NETFLIX, online, pandora, smart tv, smart tv apps, social media, TECH, technology, youtube
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How do you measure effective social networking? For some, it’s a way to catch up with old friends and for others – it can be a complete waste of time. For anyone starting a revolution, or a business, Twitter can be a success. For the rest of the world, it can be a waste of time that doesn’t get the message out to people they want to reach. Think about your daily social media use & ask yourself, if using Twitter is really a waste of time?
How much time do you use on Twitter? Do you split time equally across all social media platforms? Do you have a social media network of choice? (share below)
Tags: social media, social networking, TECH, time management, twitter
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We all know that sometimes social media can create & enhance relationships — but did you know that it’s also becoming a leading cause for breakups and increased divorce rates?
A survey by the social site Badoo, meanwhile, found that 39% of Americans spend more time socializing online than in person. 20% actually prefer communicating online or via text message to face to face conversation, while a third said they’re more likely to approach someone new online than off. Explore if your social media addiction is too much and if your relationship is at risk of demise via social networking below…
Tags: facebook, lifestyle, love, relationships, social media, twitter
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