While Vine will still be around, even with the RIP calls, Instagram will reign supreme, but not because it’s owned by Facebook.
Based on Topsy statistics, showing social networking shares, Vine user growth was steady until it became available for Android early June, when user growth increased by a third. It plummeted overnight when Instagram introduced video.
Instagram appears to get an edge in features average users enjoy.
|Clip Length||6 seconds||15 seconds|
|Filters||None||13 different selections|
|Play Loop||Continuous Loop||Plays Once|
- Clip Length: Length of the clip of very objective, and it may depend on the purpose of the clip. 15 seconds is great for a news related item, but too long if you’re shooting a clever marketing promo. Of course, it seems most of the Vine & Instagram clips are random people having fun or trying to be clever, where is fine for 6 seconds, but can get boring after 15 seconds.
- Filters: Filters appears to be the latest trend, thanks to Instagram photo sharing, which is a feature Vine doesn’t offer.
- Editing: The one complaint Vine users have had is you can’t redo your clip if you’re not satisfied with it. What is complete will be uploaded. Instagram will allow you to redo shooting your clip. If one feature won users over, it’s the editing feature.
Which application do you enjoy more, and why? Share your thoughts on this post. I’d like to hear.