Sunday, 28 July 2013

#howto experiment with Vine

Well, there's been a lot going on in Jordan-land this week. I started a new job and it's going rather well, it's a great team and I'm really looking forward to getting stuck in! As part of my role, I'm getting to focus more on Social Media and therefore have lots of fun doing silly things (yey!). In addition, one of my projects this month is to convince the powers that be that Vine is the way forward.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the new social platform from Twitter, Vine is a whole new app that allows you (well, mainly Americans at the moment) to share 6 second videos. The app activates video recording when you press on the screen so as to allow for 6 seconds of footage that don't necessarily have to be continuous. Oh the fun you can have.

In short, download the app and follow these people for starts!

Jordan J McDowell (me!)
Brittany Furlan
Simone Shepherd
Jake Holland

Then, navigate to the "explore" tab and search hashtags to find other Viners to adore.

One such popular hashtag is #howto, and this is how I aim to bring Vine under my SM portfolio at work, using the app to push videos to Twitter and Facebook on topics related to our other project. (I realise I'm being all cryptic, but it's all hush hush atm medears)

So, this weekend was all about experimentation and tie-dye, here's my four videos on #howto tie dye by hand and by washing machine. Enjoy!