Why Are Vine Videos Exactly 6 Seconds Long? - Page 2
Nick Summers, writer for Technorati Top 100 blog listing The Next Web, weighed in recently on why he prefers Vine over powerhouse multimedia sharing site Instagram. Ironically for Summers, it has a bit to do with the additional time one has to devote to Vine over rival Instagram:
"Unlike Instagram, it’s almost impossible to sprint up and down the home feed in Vine. Videos often take a moment to load and it takes exactly six seconds to watch each one. For me it’s a measured process, scrolling and pausing to review each in turn, possibly waiting for it to loop a couple of times and then adding a ‘Like’ or comment underneath."
It appears the short format works for sharing an idea, and has even caught the eye of the entertainment industry. Technorati Top 100 Overall listed blog Mashable highlighted earlier this year that the world-famous Tribeca Film Festival now has a Vine category, called #6SECFILMS.
What are your thoughts? Does six seconds allow you time to capture a moment, or do you prefer to use Instagram's fifteen seconds to truly tell the story? Does Vine's in-line Twitter integration seal the deal, or do you prefer Instagram's deep Facebook relationship?