Instagram VS Vine Video – and your dealership
This afternoon, Instagram rolled out a major update that supports the creation of 15 second video clips, which raises the obvious question — what does this mean for Vine, which everyone describes as “like Instagram, but with video?”
Interestingly, at around the exact time I saw Instagram’s announcement, our Vine account was followed by a string of transparently spammy accounts, the first burst of its kind I’ve seen on our Vine so far:
There’s something very “Instagrammy” about the way these spam accounts look. Could it be this was a coordinated effort to help convince people to shut down their Vines? Is there such a thing as a strategic Spambot onslaught? Surely not.
The new Instagram Video feature is pretty much like you’d expect. From the screen where you used to choose between uploading an existing photo and snapping a new one, you now have the option to select a video camera icon:
From there, you simply hold down the record button in small bursts until you have enough video to post.