With trending hashtags, Vines are bound to continue building steam. Time to hop on board, businesses!
And now, predictably, a video game has taken Vine to the next level. Talk about marketing magic.
If you’re a musician on Twitter or just a fan of awesome things, you HAVE to see this.
It’s a music video that’s continuously changing, pulling in specifically hashtagged Vines – and the result is pretty fantastic.
Oh, and if you’re a musician seeking publicity, they may highlight your song next month (if you ask nicely).
In this amazing find from Mashable, Cracked.com envisions each of the Internet’s major brands – Google, Bing, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WebMD, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Pinterest, etc. – as personalities at a frat party.
The setting is actually technically a workplace, with the ever-friendly Facebook ushering around a new employee to meet the cast of characters, but the vibe (as you can imagine the Internet would be in physical form) is 100% frat party-esque.
It is. Hysterical. Twitter’s moment of fame is at 1:00, with – yes, you guessed it – a verbal “hashtag” statement.
The artist formerly (and now again) known as Prince is NOT a fan of Vines, it seems. In a move that screams “dramatic,” the uniquely symboled one’s company claims the six-second clips violate copyright.
This IS important to note though, because it raises important questions around fair use . . . and ridiculousness.
Over the past five years, the Shorty Awards (honoring the best in social media) have added new categories to their list, with the introduction of widely used social media platforms and tools. The newest categories for the fifth annual awards ceremony taking place on April 8 in New York City, include Pinterest Brand Presence and Animated GIF of the Year.
Perhaps the sixth annual event will honor the best use of Vine (Twitter’s six-second video app), which exploded onto the social media scene earlier this year as a free iOS app available for iPhone.