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January 28, 2013


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Erik Goldhar

Besides the porn leading to Apple pulling it from the featured section in the App store...it looks interesting.


Hi David, I've recorded three short vids today on Vine as I've been experimenting with it. My first was using retro weather magnets and scrabble tiles to highlight my comms blog: http://vine.co/v/bJJi01PZJzr Rachel

David Meerman Scott

Hi Rachel -- very clever! I like the retro look. Many thanks for sharing.

david jacobs

After we all get over the hype this is not going to fly. I have yet to see anything close to compelling from a brand perspective. Your ideas are great but would work so much better with more time. Video will continue to be huge in 2013 but why hamstring yourself when you don't have to?

Gary E. Parsons

Immediatelly i can think of a perfect appliction for our business. at Archex, www.archex.ca, we design and build tradeshow exhibits. Our customerts often wants to see their exhibit install at a tradeshow but it takes many hours, (or days), to install. Nobody has the patience to stand around and watch this. Imagine, (as I am right now), giving them the experience in 6 seconds. I'm in. Consider us an early adopter.

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When you see all these together it is actually a little hard on the eyes. I wonder if there will be tweaks to the length or presentation over time.

David Meerman Scott

David, I disagree. People said the same thing about Twitter. I think Vine will catch on with some people as we sort out how the 6-second video format is best used.

Gary - Yes! Please comment here with an example when you have one.


Thank you, I've written an overview of it for my blog and included three other Vines/Vineos? I made yesterday: http://www.rachmiller.com/watched-it-on-the-grapevine/

Martin Bredl

looks like TOUT, where you have 15 seconds.

David Dalka

To call this a new social network is more than a bit of a stretch of "augmented reality".

First lets get one thing straight, Twitter's user numbers are vastly overstated due to the fake bots that were used to justify VC valuations. I see less people tweeting less and less.

When someone develops a way to discover quality blog content with significant value, factual accuracy and high business acumen in a vast sea of worthless crap, please let me know ASAP, that I look forward to as it may save our species from extinction.

Charles Christian

David's 26 languages of PR book video is one of the neatest examples of Vine I've so far seen - says man in the UK with an iPhone

David Meerman Scott

David Dalka - well, okay then.

Thank you Charles.

Brian Hasenbauer

Why limit it to 6 seconds? it seems very stifling to creativity rather than liberating. I would rather have an open canvas and be able to say as much or as little as I would like. Socialcam is a pretty cool app and is gaining some traction but doesn't limit users to a specified length and integrates well with Facebook.

David Meerman Scott

Brian - for the same reason that Twitter limits to 140 characters. If not, it's just another tool. The limitation means it is a different kind of content creation than YouTube, Vimeo, and all the rest.


6 seconds is wayye too short. If it were 30 seconds like an ad it would make more sense.

David Meerman Scott

Cindy - I think we have enough ads in our lives. This is something different and therefore interesting.


Thanks for this article, we especially like the idea to make visual online menus and we'll be going into our kitchens to practise! It is going to be really interesting to see where hotels go with this App, as you say it will take a while to get the hang of it, we found that out!

We made our first Vine today. The idea is that our hotels has both history dating back to the 1800's and a love of embracing new technology.


We hope you like it!

Rodney Goldston

We should commend Twitter for leading and giving us another tool to put in our utility belts.

As Seth Godin says it's not art if you don't have to say... 'This might not work'.

And this might not.

David Meerman Scott

Cavendish Hotel -- Awesome! I love it. Tweeting now.

Rodney -- That's a great Seth quote. You're right - we'll look back a year or two from now and say either we were right that this is an important app or that we were wrong and it was not. But either way, we'll be happy we tried it and learned.

Kitchen worktops lad

Sounds exciting! I think anything that integrates with Twitter so seamlessly, and lends itself to that platform so naturally, is a big plus in my (online social media and connectivity) book.

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Vine does have some limitations. Not surprisingly, Twitter integration is cleaner through tag support and sharing. As there’s no limits in account/profile types it’s easy to connect your Vine account to your brand’s Twitter account.

Patent box guy

What do you think will be the future of vine? Is it a flash-in-the-pan fad, as some are saying, or will it really last?

Katie Abrams

While I think Vine will be a viable marketing tool for businesses, I don't think it will reach the success that platforms such as Facebook, Instragram, and Pinterest have been able to have. Videos are a great way to engage consumers and positively reflect the brand. Different uses of Vine could include showing employees at work, what happens in the backstage processes, a demonstration of the product/service, etc. However, I think being able to come up with multiple new and interesting videos that are limited to six seconds may become difficult after time. It's important for brands to tell stories that are engaging to consumers, but this may be hard with only a few seconds worth of video.

David Meerman Scott

Patent Box Guy - I think it will last. I am continuing to use it and so are many of the people I follow.

Katie - You're probably right that it won't achieve Facebook or Instagram level success. But I do think it is valuable.

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