Social For Kids: A Grown-Ups Guide. Part Two: Vine

Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation

Following on from part of 1 of this series covering socials ephemeral superstar Snapchat, it is Vine’s turn in the spotlight.

Every month 100 million people watch Vines across the web and there are more than one billion loops every day. Vine has 40 million users and with 16% of UK teens using Vine (25% in the US) there is a chance your children are using it.
So what do you need to know? Well, Vine was founded in 2012 and was acquired just prior to launch by Twitter. A short-form video sharing service, Vine allows users to record video clips up to six-seconds in length or import existing clips.

Vine Lingo
First off let’s run through some of the key terms and features:

  • Vine: a video up to six seconds in length.
  • Likes & Hashtags: users can ‘Like’ Vines and add comments. As with most social sites Hashtags help…

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