Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Vine Used as Reporting Tool

I told folks this would happen. Vine is not just for cute cat and bad dog videos. I have seen people use the Twitter Vine video app for creativity but it was a matter of time before it would be used for reporting and journalism.

Some of the explosions at the Boston Marathon were transmitted by Vine to folks outside of the Boston media area. Twitter got it before network news. Other Vine videos, like the one above by Anne London, was keeping track of runners entering the area and being stopped.

It bears repeating that we are in new territory here. The man or woman on the street will be the one to possibly record an essential part of the event or how it plays out.

Once again, be safe and be aware of your surroundings.

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