Why people use Facebook to avoid facing real life

Doug Hindson's short Dis\connect gives a powerful answer to an important question:Why do we keep sharing our edited lives and avidly connecting to others through Facebook, Twitter, or Whatsapp all the time? His answer is simple, one that I'm sure you have all thought about before. » 1/13/15 1:41pm 1/13/15 1:41pm

Next year, Twitter will let you record, edit, and share videos within the service. This native video feature will give Twitter users a different way to record video alognside its looping-video app Vine, and position Twitter as a rival to older video uploading services like YouTube. » 11/12/14 5:53pm 11/12/14 5:53pm

Vine Now Lets You Upload Old Videos from Your Camera Roll

In typical Twitter fashion, Vine success has largely been attributed to its simplicity and spontaneity. And in typical Twitter fashion, Vine is also evolving in exciting ways. Namely, Vine now lets you turn old videos from your camera roll into six-second snippets of goodness. This is great news! » 8/20/14 12:10pm 8/20/14 12:10pm

The Premier League Is Banning Goals Being Posted to Vine and Twitter

If there's one thing better than a wonderful goal in soccer, it's reliving it over, and over, and over, and over. Preferably in slow-mo. Ideally as a looped GIF. And almost certainly sourced from social media. But sadly, the UK's Premier League is stamping out all such behavior. » 8/15/14 6:40am 8/15/14 6:40am

Vine Loop Counts Are Almost As Fun to Watch As Actual Vines

We've all see those best of Vine compilations, but until today, there hasn't been a way to actually tell which Vines are the most-watched Vines of all. "Loop count" takes care of that. » 7/01/14 12:55pm 7/01/14 12:55pm

Here's What a Lighting Storm Looks Like From Space

Astronaut and Vine aficionado Reid Wiseman just posted this video of a thunderstorm over Texas as viewed from the International Space Station in space. Just try and take your eyes off it. I dare you. » 6/27/14 4:41pm 6/27/14 4:41pm

ISS Astronauts Make the Best Vines, Everyone Else Just Give Up

Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this Vine a few days ago from the International Space Station. It's so beautiful, it makes me want to delete my Vine app. Because I know I'll never even come close to this beauty. » 6/21/14 8:30pm 6/21/14 8:30pm

The First Vine From Outer Space Packs One Earth Orbit Into Six Seconds

Astronaut Reid Wiseman tweeted this Vine shot from an observation window on the International Space Station this week. It shows one full orbit of the ISS around planet earth. It's the first Vine recorded from outer space, and it's literally out of this world. » 6/07/14 8:00pm 6/07/14 8:00pm

Vine's Website Turned Into a Massive Searchable Library of Tiny Vids

Vine, Twitter's six-second looping video app, just pushed another big update to its website, and it looks strangely familiar. It's got playlists, channels, trending tags, and a "popular now" curated feed. And you no longer have to be a Vine user to use it. In short, it looks a hell of a lot like YouTube, packed to the… » 5/01/14 3:20pm 5/01/14 3:20pm

Neat cover of Happy made using Vine and multiple iPhones

This guy discovered that one measure of Happy is six seconds, exactly like a Vine clip. He then used Vine to record himself and his friends playing different instruments and singing, creating this perfect symphony using multiple iPhones. » 4/18/14 4:54pm 4/18/14 4:54pm

Watch the Five Very Best Vines of the Year

Not even a year-and-a-half old, Vines are enjoying their very own category in the Tribeca Film Festival for the second year in a row. And even though last year's winners were pretty incredible in their own right, this year's take it to a whole other level. Apparently, an extra year of six-second shooting practice… » 4/15/14 12:00pm 4/15/14 12:00pm

Vine Gets Direct Messaging (Read: Sexting)

Almost six months after Instagram led the march in direct messages, Vine is just now catching up with its own private video messaging service—the biggest update the app has seen yet. At long last, kids can have sex with hot pockets on the internet in private. » 4/03/14 3:45pm 4/03/14 3:45pm

Porn Has Been Banished From Vine

Well folks, the wild west days of Vine are over. The people behind the six-second video app have announced in a blog post their decision to ban "explicit sexual content" from its offerings. No more click-through warning—it'll all be gone. » 3/06/14 5:55pm 3/06/14 5:55pm

You've Got to Watch the Most Popular Vine Compilation of All Time

Today might be the birthday of some computer, but it's also the first birthday of everyone's favorite 6-second stupid, funny, stupid-funny video sharing service, Vine. To celebrate, we found the most ridiculously popular Vine compilation ever to supplement Vine's own official roundup: this 45 million view behemoth.… » 1/24/14 12:00pm 1/24/14 12:00pm

This Vine compilation video of magic tricks and sorcery is so much fun

Here is a tummy tickling compilation video of Vines from Zach King, the magic wizard of Vine. He'll snatch cats out of computer screens, turn Rubik's Cubes into candy, fly through beds and doors, jump out of his clothes, magically change colors of any object and more. It's the most entertaining use of the 6 second… » 1/14/14 8:10pm 1/14/14 8:10pm

You Can Officially Browse Your Vine Feed on the Web

Up until now, you've been stuck scrolling through your Vine timeline while hunched over a tiny smartphone screen. Today, though, Twitter's video service has officially unveiled a fully functional browser version along with a brand new, spiffy, full-screen TV Mode. » 1/03/14 3:14pm 1/03/14 3:14pm

I Never Want This Best Vines of 2013 Compilation To End

Picking a favorite Vine is like picking a favorite hilarious, non sequitur grain of sand from an endless beach of weirdness. Fortunately, some blessed soul has stitched together hundreds of six-second masterpieces for your near-endless amusement. » 12/31/13 10:08am 12/31/13 10:08am

Windows Phone Folks Can Finally Get In on the Looping Vine Fun

This goes out to the Windows Phone users who've been envious of their iPhone- and Android-using peer's ability to snap six-second video loops. Today, Vine comes to the Windows Phone. Yay. » 11/12/13 10:00am 11/12/13 10:00am