It’s a story of an era when apps like Tiktok, Dubsmash were not even conceptualized there was an application called Vine which basically was the parent to today’s TikTok and Dubsmash.

Vine came to existence in 2013 with its iOS app and then after two months, it paved its way to an android device. Vine was all about sharing extremely short videos with the world and within one year it became the most downloaded free application from the iOS app store. After this tremendous success, it got launched on the world wide web in May 2014 expanding its reign over the whole internet.

When was it started?

There were three co-founders of the company Dom Hofmann, Rus Yusupov, and Colin Kroll which started the company in 2012.  It used to be a standalone company until it was bought by another social media company known as Twitter in October 2012. Sources say that the company paid $30,000,000 for this app as what better than buying out the competition just like Facebook did with Instagram.

Why named Vine?

Have you ever thought about why it’s named vine? Some sources claim that  A source says it’s short for Vignette, which is defined as “a short impressionistic scene.” and this started a new culture in our internet history with many people using the app name as a generic name for short and funny videos.

The working of the app was quite easy. You can even shot a video with the app and even if it was a single pre recorder clip or several smaller clips with cuts between them, Vine eventually introduced more advanced editing tools that enabled users to trim their clips and even add music from their music library that could play to match the song’s beat.

Vine stranded out at that time because of its uniqueness and it was the strongest contender of Instagram at that time.

Different Categories.

Vine offered a lot of categories for the video. The Explore tab was broken up into sections like TrendingComedy, and Art, which would show recently popular videos in those categories. One of the best features was “Spotlight” where some famous vine creator gets featured by showing the collection of their videos.

Another nice feature was “revine” where you can video from other users on their profile.

But since the competition started to do some better things which appealed to a lot of youth vine was still stuck with its 6-second video strategy which is not a lot of time to tell your story and due to this Vine started to fade away in the competition. Vine Official Website

Why Vine was Discontinued?

In 2016, Vine got discontinued due to its tough competition which they failed to tackle and most of the popular “Viners” moved to platforms such as Youtube and Instagram to keep creating their content but Vine helped many people to start off their career as an internet star.

In December of 2017, not even a year after Vine was discontinued, Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman hinted at the comeback of Vine (V2) suggesting that it’s in currently development and will hit the market in upcoming months.

You must have heard on the web or from your friends that Pinterest is one of the coolest things on the internet. Whoever is on Pinterest loves it but what exactly it is and should you also start using it?

So you would have used a pin board at any point in your life so just think Pinterest internet-based pin-board but with much better organizational functionality.

It enables users to share, and find new interests by posting (known as ‘pinning’) pictures to their own or others’ pinboards and hovering over other pinboards.

Visual Aspect

Utilizing a visual aspect, the informal community is particularly centered around the idea of an individual’s way of life, enabling you to impart your preferences and interests to other people and finding those of like-minded individuals. The Pinterest community will probably “associate everybody on the planet through the ‘things’ they find intriguing. Users can either transfer pictures from their PC or stick things they find on the web utilizing the Pinterest bookmarklet.

A significant number of the pictures saved on Pinterest are interactive and open up in another tab to the first website page where they were found.

For instance, Pinterest is an exceptionally well-known tool for recipes. Individuals can browse through pictures of awesome looking food and can click on a picture that looks great and be taken directly to the recipe when they click on it. They can likewise spare it to their own pinboard so they can get to it later.

Social Network

It also serves as a social network website where users interact with each other through liking, commenting, and also by private messaging each other.

Pinterest saw unbelievable development in 2013 – interestingly, Pinterest outperformed email as a sharing medium and even outpaced Facebook. As indicated by the reports, that is all gratitude to the women, particularly in the Midwest, in light of the fact that 80% of Pinterest users are ladies. It’s weird because even men also like looking at photos as much as ladies, but I think the main reason could be the beginning of Pinterest as it started with some pretty female-centric interests in home arts like cooking, decorating, fashion, gardening so this would have made more female users stick with the website.

Advertise on Pinterest

Independent companies can use it to advertise their items and develop their buyer base. Pinterest, an exceedingly visual medium, allows organizations to draw the attention of shoppers with convincing pictures and vivid infographics. Entrepreneurs can likewise help encourage discussions about their brands online by including “share” catches to their sites. These computerized symbols permit site guests to effectively snap and share a bit of substance through a particular Pinterest board.

All said it is a fun way to interact with the world without being getting bored because there are plenty of photos for everyone and brands can also use this platform for the growth of their business. Altogether it is something more than all the social media websites on the internet.

So for what you are waiting for go and start pinning.