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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.
Yesterday Facebook-owned Instagram launched a new video feature which allows Instagram users, all 100+ million of them, to record Vine-style videos on the fly.
The difference? Instagram’s videos can be as long as 15-seconds, compared to Vine’s six seconds, and Instagram users can also add one of any thirteen filters on the fly to their video content. Pretty darn cool.
So, here’s the billion-dollar question: given Instagram’s size and clout, does this mean the end of Vine?
Just six months after being acquired (and only about ten weeks since it was officially launched), Vine, Twitter’s mobile video app, has hit the number one spot amongst all free apps on Apple’s U.S. App Store, beating the highly-rated DC Comics superhero title, Injustice: Gods Among Us, into second place.
Yep, that’s right. As of right now at least, Vine is officially bigger than Batman.