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Twitter's Vine has had a rough road to the top, but the video sharing program has made it there, taking the number one spot among free apps on Apple's App Store.

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Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov announced the achievement on Monday in a tweet from his personal account. In the two and a half months since Vine's release, the video clip sharing app has steadily climbed the App Store charts. Along the way, the app has seen its share of controversy.

Shortly after its release, users began posting pornographic material to the service, a development worsened by the inadvertent inclusion of some of that material as an "Editor's Pick" on the service. With observers commenting that Vine apparently had a "porn problem," Apple soon removed the app from its Editors' Choice group of apps and took it out of the Featured section of the App Store as well.

Soon after, Vine saw an update that marked it with a 17+ age rating due to the possibility of users encountering adult content. That rating remains to this day, but it hasn't stopped Vine from shooting to the top of the free app charts.

Part of the app's success stems from deep integration with Twitter, the hugely popular microblogging service. Twitter users not familiar with Vine will still see short clips from the app showing up in their Twitter feeds. The app also allows for sharing to Twitter rival Facebook, further spreading awareness of Vine.
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"Heard it through the tweetvine" better not become a thing.

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I can't say i've found Vine to be a great idea. Anyone have any examples to convince me otherwise. Note: It did take me a couple years to finally "get" Twitter.

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I can't say i've found Vine to be a great idea. Anyone have any examples to convince me otherwise. Note: It did take me a couple years to finally "get" Twitter.


There are some clever ones there. But I do question its "stickiness" (of course, porn Vines could be ... sticky). After all, unlike Twitter, Vine does not engender to-n-fro communication.

 

I read somewhere that, despite being a top free app, most downloads are US based. So, you may be more "European" in your taste :)

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There are some clever ones there. But I do question its "stickiness" (of course, porn Vines could be ... sticky).

Vines are 6 seconds long. That's 4 seconds more than I need.

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I can't say i've found Vine to be a great idea. Anyone have any examples to convince me otherwise. Note: It did take me a couple years to finally "get" Twitter.


Gillian Jacobs is hilarious on it. She's just delightfully weird

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Gillian Jacobs is hilarious on it. She's just delightfully weird


I found these (horrible that you can't stop and start them so you don't have to let them all load at once): http://www.dailydot.com/entertainment/gillian-jacobs-vine-must-follow-users/

I thought Khoa and Ian Padgham's Vines to be clever but only just barely. If this is the best Vine has to offer so far I just don't get it.



PS: Glad that Community is still on.

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post #8 of 12
Vine is an interesting concept, but I dislike the app's web-based UI.

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I heard it through the grapevine.

Citing unnamed sources with limited but direct knowledge of the rumoured device - Comedy Insider (Feb 2014)
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post #10 of 12

I shot this on vine a few weeks ago. Meh.

https://vine.co/v/bwKTXKnUjlA

post #11 of 12

Vine became boring after they started filtering out interesting hash tags!

 

*delete app*

post #12 of 12

Time of celebration for Vine developers, getting number one spot in free apps on App Store is a real tough job.

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