Six-second postcards: Vine is changing how travelers share stories
Call it a six-second postcard or a Vinecation.
The hot digital phenomenon of the moment is to share travel experiences and local hotspots via Vine—an iPhone app that lets users create looping clips of sound and motion that are six seconds long.
By adding sound and motion, so-called “Vines” are much more compelling than the typical postcard or static amateur photograph. Vines are somewhat like stop-motion videos. They’re essentially .gif files, reborn.
It’s easier to show you examples than explain. (Click the mute button on each vine below if you want to hear the sound.)
Here’s a Vine she recently filmed on a boat bound for Kowloon:
Another example of travel-themed vines is from RVSX, a blog about a Chicago-to-Austin road trip taken by a group of photographers and writers heading to the South-by-Southwest festival and which included a series of road-trip vines.
Vine doesn’t make it straightforward to embed the six-second videos on websites, but easy instructions for embedding are available elsewhere online.
Will travel organizations embrace user-generated vines as part of their digital marketing outreach? Let us leave you with one more, from Yuli:
Sean O’Neill had roles as a reporter and editor-in-chief at Tnooz between July 2012 and January 2017.