News Of The Tweet: Instagram Video

Images that move, moving images and the death of Vine?


By Seb Kemp

The spoof video above is what a lot of Instagram feeds look like. But the video below is how the hipsters see Instagram.

“Instagram has changed my life because I see the world differently.”

At first I thought the video was going to be a spoof of overly serious Instagramists but actually it’s a deadly serious documentary-cum-advertisement that takes all the clichés that you suspected were true and makes them real. It’s really quite moving… .

This week Instagram got really moving.

Facebook is adding video to its popular photo-sharing app Instagram, following in the heels of Twitter’s growing video-sharing app, Vine.

Vine, which launched in January, has 13 million users and lets people create and share 6-second video clips. Instagram has 100 million users, up from 20 million when Facebook bought the company more than a year ago. If users like it, Facebook’s move could propel mobile video sharing into the mainstream.

Facebook Inc. initially agreed to pay $1 billion in stock for Instagram in April 2012, but the value had fallen to $715 million by the time the deal closed last August. Facebook still hasn’t proven it will be able to make money from Instagram, as it has not introduced ads on the service.

Vine, the 6-second mess of video, might be dead because of the the move by Instagram to integrate video on its platform.

Or will it?

But I’ll let you decide which is better.

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