Now, onto the not-so-great… Apparently Vine has a bit of a major *ahem* porn problem. Already. It also doesn’t get along with Facebook. Sure, you can sync it to your Facebook account to share your videos, but Facebook has blocked the feature that would enable you to find your Facebook friends on Vine. Also, and this is just my personal opinion, I find the sound to be really irritating, as it’s typically just fuzzy background noise.
Bloggers, I’m interested to hear your thoughts. Are you jumping on this bandwagon, too, or have you already? How do you think this is going to affect the way we blog and interact on social media? Personally, I think I’ll play with the app every now and again, but I’m already feeling pretty social media-ed out with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. I’m really interested to see how companies and brands incorporate Vine into their marketing strategies. Urban Outfitters and Topshop have already posted, and Anthropologie and Martha Stewart Living have accounts, but I’m surprised at how many big brands don’t have a presence on Vine yet. Do you think that this will gain the some momentum as the big social media platforms? Do you think it’ll change the way brands interact with customers and readers? I have so many ideas… Don’t you think it’d be a great way for groups like the Humane Society to get their animals adopted?!
If you’re intrigued, check out what I’ve done with the app. If you’re on Vine, come find me! My username is Shrimp Salad Circus.