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Vine App Update Allows Front-Facing Videos, To Delight Of Wiseasses Everywhere

Online is playground for wiseasses. Twitter knows this (how could it not?) and now, by extension or osmosis or what have you, so does Vine.

And the six-second video maker just released an update that demonstrates its complete ninja-like mastery of this knowledge. Yep, this feature is going to make you stop and try Vine right this second, if you haven’t already. Even savvy businesses will love this new ability because it just makes too much sense: The ability to shoot front-facing videos.

Can you hear the people practicing in front of their phones right now? Because they are.

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Novice News Anchor’s Swearing Slip-Up Creates Twitter Celebrity [VIDEO]

Have you heard of A.J. Clemente? If you haven’t yet, you will! This novice news anchor is making a name for himself on Twitter and (now) on TV, but not because he’s an ace reporter.

His on-air debute as a news anchor included a swearing slip-up of epic proportions.

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Baseball Video Game, MLB The Show, Is Vine MVP

With trending hashtags, Vines are bound to continue building steam. Time to hop on board, businesses!

To help you accomplish this (and to help you NOT get tangled in Vine), we’ve shared best business guidelines as well as some hilarious Vines and cool Vines to get your creative juices flowing.

And now, predictably, a video game has taken Vine to the next level. Talk about marketing magic.

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Social Media Monitoring And Sentiment Analysis For ‘Socially Intelligent Organizations’ [VIDEO]

Is your business “socially intelligent?”

If you’re not monitoring social media in a way that goes beyond @mentions, the answer is no. And even if you’re doing THAT, you’re probably not at the top of your game when it comes to sentiment analysis.

But these folks are. And fortunately for you, they’re offering their services. Read more

The Coolest Use Of Vine To Date: An Evolving Music Video Called Vinetune

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).

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Want To Change The World? Twitter’s Co-founder Has Some Advice [VIDEO]

The Clinton Global Initiative University “brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges” and one of those leaders recently gracing a panel was Twitter’s co-founder, Jack Dorsey.

Dorsey shared his thoughts on changing the world – and starting a business.

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Vine Announces Trending Hashtags, Further Antagonizing Haters

There are those on Twitter who love to hate Vines. They have good reason, we guess. Vines are new and (sometimes) annoying – and everyone is talking about them like they’re the best thing since . . . the last best thing everyone hated.

But Vine is going strong in spite of the haters. And it just announced a new feature that will make those you love Vines go ga ga a-new, while making detractors gag: trending hashtags.

Time to #VineItUp.

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If The Internet Was A Frat Party [VIDEO]

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.

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Prince Is Not A Fan Of Vines; Sends Take Down Notice To Twitter

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.

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Six-Second Video Vines Prove Perfect For Shorty Awards [VIDEOS]

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.

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