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Vine, which was acquired by Twitter in October 2012, launched in January 2013 and became the most-downloaded free app in the iOS App Store three months later, has positioned itself as the de facto short video sharing platform and a favourite amongst socially savvy marketers.
This week Vine has launched Loop Counts, a simple but powerful new feature on the iOS and Android apps that shows how many times fans have looped a video within Vine and in embeds across the web.
There’s no denying that we’re a selfie-obsessed society. The word itself made it into the dictionary this year, and selfies are being snapped by celebrities, cartoon characters and regular Joes the world over.
But Twitter is taking the selfie phenomenon to new heights with its “Dronie” account – an unmanned aerial vehicle that is flying around Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking sky-high videos of the celebrities in attendance.
Vine, the short video mobile sharing app that was acquired by Twitter in 2012, has debuted a new look for their website, with new features and a greater emphasis on discovery.
The six writers who make up this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction shortlist, which is awarded each year for the best full-length original novel, were named yesterday, with previous nominees Jim Crace and Colm Toibin amongst those to make the cut.
Nothing particularly unusual about any of that, of course. Except, this year, Man Booker did things a little differently: they announced the shortlist via a Vine.
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