Vine came along this week (it has in fact been live for a while but the fresh publicity came from Twitter’s acquisition and integration of the 6-second video-sharing network), hoping to be the social video service which would prove there can be an ‘Instagram of video’. The jury is still very much out on that point but it’s undoubtedly fun and is getting users creating visual haikus in creative ways such as stop-motion animation, mime, (bad) acting and of course porn. Here are some of our favourite people to follow so far:
1. Paul McCartney
Yeah, he’s a little less cool than he used to be, but Macca is still a music legend [via The Beatles]!
Can you name this song…? vine.co/v/bJjdTLBnwx1
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) January 29, 2013
2. Hunter Harrison
Creator of one of the most popular Vines this week, and awesome example of how well-suited the platform is to stop-motion animation.
— Hunter Harrison (@hunrharrison) January 30, 2013
3. Jimmy Fallon
The US late night talk show host is a funny guy 😀
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) January 31, 2013
4. Sarah Vickers
This video alone gets Sarah – an American fashion blogger – in our list of top Vine users!
Puffin in Pearls cautiously approaches vine.co/v/b1WKwaiXlnw
— Sarah Vickers (@SarahKJP) January 31, 2013
5. Tommy Russo
Hawaiian entrepreneur who made this rather awesome bit of Lego stop-motion.
— Tommy Russo (@tommyrusso) January 28, 2013
This guy loves his stop-motion!
How I download photos to my computer vine.co/v/bJtw6vg1r5K
— Khoa (@lazybearkhoa) January 29, 2013
7. Kevin Rose
The Digg founder and entrepreneur is often among the early power users on new social platforms. And a lover of good coffee!
Fresh morning coffee! vine.co/v/bJEjXlJw7AZ
— Kevin Rose (@kevinrose) January 30, 2013
A member of staff at this Welsh cancer charity shows how just a little creativity goes a long way in gaining exposure on newly hyped platforms.
— Tenovus (@tenovuscancer) January 29, 2013
To check out all the best people using Vine’s rival- Instagram video- head over to our list here