Last week, Instagram introduced short video sharing features for its popular photo service, in direct answer to Twitter’s own Vine service. Do you use any of them?
Despite YouTube being around for nearly a decade, new forms of sharing video have been popping up all over lately. Most of them are bite-sized and come with very simple editing tools. For example, Vine and Instagram both have the ability to only record as long as you’re pressing the red button, which allows for very simple editing. Combined with specialised communities or tight integration with social services, they offer a compelling package.
Is it enough to make you use them though? Do you prefer a service with a smaller reach if it has a better interface? Do Instagram and Vine have a different purpose than YouTube? Or do you just prefer to turn the camera off entirely anyway? Let us know what you think in the comments.