Byte Dealing With Spam Bots

Byte made headlines when the Vine successor was released on January 24, aiming to fill the void left by Vine’s shuttering. In the intervening 36 hours, the new service has had its hands full with spam bots. In a blog…

Vine Successor Byte Released

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has announced the launch of Vine’s successor, Byte, according to TechCrunch. Vine was founded in 2012, before quickly being acquired by Twitter in early 2013. Vine was a short-form video app that let people shoot, upload…

Video Tweets & Vines Increase To 140 Seconds

Starting today Twitter users can post videos up to 140 seconds, matching the tweet character limit. Previously, videos were limited to just 30 seconds on Twitter and 6 seconds on Twitters Vine product. Vine will also begin to slowly rolling…

Vine Adds ‘Watch’ Button to Channels To Play Videos Back To Back

Vine announced the addition of a new “Watch” button that appears on Vine channels and let you watch a channel’s vines back to back. This way, users can watch a channel more like it’s a show made up of vines…

Vine Adds New Viewing Option, Caption Editing, 3D Touch Support,

Twitter’s Vine announced some new features to give users more control over their experience. Users can now watch an account’s Vines in their preferred order. If you hit the icon next to Posts on an account page, you can choose…

Twitter’s Vine Adds New Personalization

Twitter-owned short,looping video service Vine announced a new feature that adds a touch of personalization to the service. It’s a new personalized channel that should help users see more Vines they actually care about and/or want to see. Many get…

Twitter Pulls Flashing Ads After Epilepsy Group Takes Issue

Twitter-owned Vine’s videos autoplay in users’ timelines, unless you turn off autoplay in your settings – so it’s pretty hard to avoid them unless you’ve made a real effort to. Twitter just got in a bit of trouble over some…

Vine Gets Search Improvements

Twitter seems to be much more interested in giving its users a better search experience these days. It recently launched a revamped search experience for Twitter.com. Now its Vine mobile apps are getting a search upgrade. The company announced today…

Vine Videos Will Soon Be Much Prettier

Vine is turning up the quality on your videos. “When you watch Vines on our iOS and Android apps, you’ll see these quality improvements — they are rolling out over the coming days. You’ll also see higher quality Vines embedded…

Vine, a Decidedly Non-Kid Friendly App, Launches Separate Kid Friendly App

Giving them access to millions and millions of 6-second video clips seems like a pretty smart way to keep your kid occupied – you know, short attention spans and whatnot. But handing three-year-old Timmy your iPhone and cutting him loose…

Twitter Video Is Almost Here: Report

Last November, Twitter said that a native video feature – one that allowed users to record and edit their own videos for in-line appearance in tweets – was on the way. The timing was said to be early 2015. Apparently,…

Vine Keeps You From Missing Your Favorites

Twitter’s Vine announced the addition of a new favoriting feature, which allows you to select your favorite accounts, so you won’t miss Vines from them. You’ll see a little star icon in the top right corner of users’ profiles, which…

Vine Adds Channel Following On iOS

Twitter’s six-second video app Vine is starting to grow up, and add functionality to make it more usable to more people. The company announced today that the iOS app will now let you follow channels to get select vines in…

Vine App Hits Xbox One For Xbox Live Members

Microsoft announced today that Twitter’s Vine is now available for the Xbox One. This is surely good news for anyone looking to up their Vine loop count. The Xbox Wire staff writes: Starting today, you can entertain yourself with hours…

You Can Now Run Android Apps On Chromebooks

Google has been hinting at merging Chrome OS and Android into one operating system in one way or another for years. It’s also suggested that it won’t do that. While the operating systems are hardly one now, Google has indeed…

New Vine Feature Presents Marketers With Good Way To Reuse Old Video Content

The latest feature added to Twitter’s Vine service should give marketers a new opportunity to repurpose existing video content in a fresh way. Before, Vine just let you record videos from the app, but now it lets you import videos…

Vine Adds Feature It Should Have Had From Beginning

Vine just announced the launch of a new feature that the app should have had from the beginning – the ability to use videos you’ve already created in Vines. It’s available for iOS. Vine explains: “In addition to your phone’s…

This Infographic Will Help You Plan Your Social Strategy

There’s certainly no shortage of social media infographics, but this might be helpful to businesses still trying to figure out which platforms they should be using for one. It comes from Merchant Money, and breaks down the user bases of…

Caffeine Powder Blamed for Teen’s Death

The sudden death of a high school wrestler due to a massive caffeine overdose prompted federal health authorities to warn consumers to avoid the substance. Keystone High School prom king Logan Stiner, 18, had a lethal amount of caffeine in…

Kylie Jenner: Dangerous Moves With Selfies

Kylie Jenner has been behaving in a dangerous manner when taking selfies recently. The youngest member of the Keeping Up With the Kardashians family took a selfie while driving her luxury SUV and posted it to Vine. In the Vine,…