Vine is dead, it was announced yesterday. What now? Do you have a strategy? What can you learn from this and how does it impact Vintuitive’s Six Second Tech?
Twitter’s short-form video platform Vine will close down in a couple of months and after that time your well-crafted masterpieces will no longer be accessible, not for viewing or for download. Vine has assured us that we’ll be given enough warning so that we can download our Vines before it shuts down the service. Still, that’s quite a blow to those of us who’ve stuck with Vine of the past three years or so.
A new live-streaming app called Periscope popped up a couple of months ago and it has already created ripples in the world of social media that have the potential to turn into a tidal wave!
Shortly after Periscope launched I jumped in and started showing my herb garden off, talking about the different herbs and their properties along with gardening techniques, accompanied by the ever present Bilbo the cat. I then started doing broadcasts of me playing the guitar and also giving short tutorials and tips on using the iPad.
An aspect of Vine that has frustrated users in the past is the inability to share your profile with others on the web. That’s all in the past as users can now simply hand out their Vine vanity URL: https://vine.co/vintuitive
Now you can like, comment, and share and browse videos just as you do on the mobile app. Read More »
Australia missed out on being ranked among the world’s top 10 countries due to concerns over state surveillance and the lack of safeguards against it.
While Australia ranks near the top of the list at 2nd position in regards to providing access to ‘relevant content’ we fare poorly when compared to other nations in areas such as providing universal access and ensuring freedom and openness. Where the ‘free and open’ web is concerned Australia comes in at a low rank of 30th out of the 81 countries surveyed. Read More »
Twitter officially opens it’s corporate office in Sydney this week.
Although the new Sydney office has been in operation for the past month, the official opening will take place this week.
Twitter currently has around two million users in Australia and hopes to increase that number with the new office. The new local foothold will also be focusing on increasing it’s advertising revenue by offering sponsored tweets by Australian businesses.
Former Google executive for the Asia-Pacific region, Karen Stocks will be joining Twitter as the Australian managing director. Read More »
Last week the Adelaide City Council, together with local innovation agency Fusion opened up the popular inner city car park to the public to use as their own digital canvas with the new Rundle Lantern Twitter project.