Tech Journalists, Academics Excited About Twitter's Six Second Videos

Hoping it creates an explosion in video sharing


Tech journalists spent Thursday playing with, writing about, and reviewing Twitter's clever and simple new system for video posts, Vine. But academics are keenly interested in Vine too, saying the extreme constraints it imposes on video could produce an explosion in video sharing.

There's big potential in Vine, say the two experts in online socialization we spoke to, but it's unclear how, and how often, people will use the six-second video service.