6 Second Video & in-Cell Phone Editing
For a few weeks I've heard some mention of Vine, a free app for Apple and Android. It's been described as a moving-instragram of sorts. Users touch the screen to catch video images that add up to 6 seconds and play in a GIF-like loop.
I launched a preemptive apology to my Twitter follows that I would no doubt be posting short Vine videos ranging from toddler action sequences to Tucson Book Festival footage and CCCC 2013.
Tuscon Festival of Books Vines:
Set up: https://vine.co/v/bweBAWgB0VT
Brief tour (with guest appearance by one of my students): https://vine.co/v/bweLI5deqYX
Of the course the question for educators will no doubt become: how can I use this in the classroom? Or does this have a pedagogical application? For starters, I could see it as a place to show quick steps for a process-oriented assignment, although 6 seconds comes and goes a bit quick for a substantial communication of information--it might work for repeating an assignment or adding a quick message, though I'm not sure if it would replace Twitter for messaging.
Requisite Cat Vine:
After all, the internet was invented for the posting of cat-related content (the message is indeed the medium).