Will Instagram Videos Replace Vine? on OPEN Forum
The latest on the battle between Instagram and Facebook is now taking video form.
The First Newtonian Law of Social Media is this: for every Tweet there is an equal and opposite Status Update. Surely, the moment that Twitter acquired micro-video app Vine, the folks at Facebook began brainstorming on how to one-up them. Yesterday, we found out how Facebook proposes to rain on Twitter’s parade: video is coming to Instagram.
The reports are unconfirmed, but Facebook has been planning a big product launch for June 20, though the nature of the product itself has been strictly hush hush. While many have been expecting a news reader (to take advantage of the demise of Google Reader), a source has told TechCrunch, that no, it’s going to be Instagram videos.
There aren’t too many more details—there is no answer to the question on everyone’s mind: does this mean I can use the Valencia filter to make my shiba inu’s backflip seem more wistful?
Read more on OPEN Forum and TechCrunch on the “Vine effect.”