Social Media Vine alternatives

Published on February 1st, 2013 | by Kim Stiglitz

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Is Twitter’s Vine App’s 6 Seconds of Fame Up? 3 Alternatives

You may have heard through the social media grapevine about Twitter’s Vine app. Simply put, Vine enables iPhone and iPod users to share 6 second video clips (here’s our first one). According to the Twitter blog, “Like Tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine (6 seconds or less) inspires creativity.”

In the week since the launch, Vine has suffered its first service outage and is already overrun with porn. If you like the concept of video sharing, but want to avoid getting too much skin in the game (so to speak), want to share longer video clips, or don’t own an iPhone or iPad, we’ve got 3 alternate choices to consider:

1. Viddy – A free video-sharing app for iPads, iPhones and Android phones — Viddy allows users to post videos of up to 15 seconds in length. According to Mashable, “the app has come to be known as “Instagram for videos” because of its ability to easily edit footage shot on smartphones with special effects, color filters and music soundtracks. The app has simplified the process of sharing clips on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and blogs, and it gives users the option to send them via email, SMS or only post them to a personal account page at Viddy’s site.”

2. KeekKeek, another free app, allows you to post video updates (up to 36 seconds), follow other users, and respond to other Keeks with ‘Keekbacks’ in the form of text or video. Available for both iOS (the Apple operating system) and Android, Keek can be used on most mobile devices.

3. Klip – Klip has one of the longest video clip options allowing you to upload and share videos up to one minute long. You can also log in via Twitter and Facebook and watch ‘Klips.’ Like Twitter,  you can follow specific feeds, and you can preview videos by swiping your finger over thumbnails, Pinterest-style. Klip is a free app for both Android and iPhones. You can grab the Android version here.

What’s your opinion of the Twitter Vine app and these alternates?

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Kim Stiglitz

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