Tech Talk: New Twitter App Lets You Make A Six-Second Video

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January 25, 2013 ‐ By

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A new Twitter app has arrived for iOS owners and people everywhere who wondered just how small we can shrink our attention spans — Vine, which allows users to make and share six-second videos.

So what the heck can you include in a six-second video? Actually, Emily Price, a Mashable writer, made a looping clip of the tchotchkes on her desk that’s kind of cool, if not a little hypnotizing. Videos can also be shared via Vine and Facebook and pick up audio, so you have to be careful with the NSFW language.

Price points out a few kinks (a failure to upload could mean your masterpiece doesn’t get pushed out into the world, for instance), but she makes allowances since the app is new.

Of even bigger concern might be the privacy concerns that have arisen. The New York Times is reporting that one of the “bugs” of the system lets users into the accounts of other users. The app was taken down yesterday to fix the issue.

The article quotes ComScore figures that say the YouTube mobile app has nearly 53 million users, the sixth most popular for smartphones, showing the desire out there for mobile video. If you’re using Vine and care to share a microfilm, send it our way. You can always reach Madame Noire Business at tgarcia@madamenoire.com.

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