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Twitter users make, post clips through new app

When sophomore Neesha Nainee saw her favorite celebrities posting videos to their Twitter from an app she had never seen before, she had to check it out.

The app is called Vine, available for Apple products.

Twitter created the app Vine, which allows users to create six-second videos, said Tim Jones, a graduate assistant in the popular culture department.

Users click and hold when they want something filmed which is compiled into a six second video that is uploaded to the app, he said.

“This formal constraint leads to a good reminder of a lot of things that people seem to inherently find funny and namely surprise induced by cuts,” Jones said.

While some people find Vine videos funny, others think it is a great way to remember certain events during the moment they are happening.

“I think it will be awesome to go back on the app years from now and see actual videos of what was happening, instead of just pictures,” said freshman Haley Timmons.

The six second videos are a good length because if the videos were longer than that, users would get bored, Jones said.

“[People] can never really get bored with something new every six seconds,” Jones said.

The short videos can also show personality and interest, said freshman Gerardo Samonte.

“I like using [Vine] because it can portray who you really are,” Samonte said.

Vine also allows status changes for both Facebook and the photos on Instagram, another reason Timmons said he likes the app.

Even though the app is only available for Apple products, people are still able to view the videos online for entertainment.

“There is a website called, a third party tool, that allows you to view Vines as they are uploaded: essentially a streaming humanity channel in six second bits,” Jones said.

There is another third party website called that allows people to stream the videos, Jones said.

Celebrities use Vine daily to keep their fans updated on their life or to just entertain their fans, he said.

Will Sasso, an actor for MadTV, uses his Vine account to create a series of videos where lemons appear in his mouth out of nowhere, Jones said.

Another popular actress that uses Vine is Gillian Jacobs, who plays Britta in the NBC show “Community.”

Jacobs uses her Vine account as an art form instead of a microblog, Jones said.

Cartoonist Marlo Meekins also has a Vine account that his fans follow.

“Meekins sometimes makes animated Vines from her drawings,” Jones said.

If students are looking for the next best app to kill time with, Nainee suggests this app because regardless of what they will use it for, it’s entertaining to see the videos.

“I would and do recommend it to people who want and like to laugh,” Nainee said.

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