Funny Vines, previously VineAholic, was an American online video network and the fourth most popular YouTube network solely dedicated to posting short humorous clips on Vine. Prior to Vine, users were able to post direct video links to their webpages using services like File Transfer Protocol (FTP), which used a network of mirrors to allow people to view the files across the internet. In fact, this technology was so advanced that users would be able to watch a video as they uploaded it to the service, which included playing it in the background as they surfed the Internet. Vine was similar to FTP in that, as the user waited for the video to finish loading, they could view it in the background, though at a much slower rate. This made for a unique experience, as the video appeared to play while the user was browsing the Internet.
Funny Vines was a very simple service that allowed users to upload their own funny vines. This is not unlike MySpace or Facebook, which offer similar applications, but was limited to a small number of funny vines and only featured video submissions. While this was acceptable for a company, creating and distributing an over-the-top application for a general audience was going to be a lot more effective than attempting to find creative uses for a service such as this for private individuals. This was why Funny Vines became an instant hit among the public, who flocked to the website in order to locate clips of their favorite funny vines to share with others. The site has since grown significantly in popularity, making it one of the most popular services on the entire internet.
The original version of Vine was quite basic. Users would simply select a funny vine to submit, which would then play in the background while the user surfed the Internet. When another vine played, the old one was immediately replaced, making it so that the user had to switch between multiple videos in order to keep track of the new ones coming up. The original application was quite basic, but proved to be quite popular because it was simple enough for any regular internet user to utilize. Because the service was offered free of charge, the competition was much less intense, resulting in a lower cost for each new vine that was added.
There are several new additions that have been introduced to the Funny Vines service. In the past year, there has been the addition of rating systems that allow users to rate and comment on different videos. In addition, there is also a social network aspect to the Funny Vine web site, which allows the user to make friends with other funny Vine users, exchange photos, and create discussion forums. Although the new Vine application provides a simpler way to use the service, the option to add in-depth features still remains available at no additional cost. While not all users may find these additions essential, they may be of interest to some users who wish to take the service to the next level.
One of the newest applications, Video Twister, makes it possible to share funny video clips on your Twitter or Facebook accounts. This application can be installed right onto your Facebook page, and works quite well. The only requirement is that you have an Internet connection, and a video camera of some kind. Once the application has been set up, it works as quickly as possible. A funny clip is simply uploaded to the social media network, and then you can share it with your friends and loved ones through your preferred method of sharing. Some people enjoy the ability to put together a funny video montage of their daily life, while others prefer to make a Vine video that simply highlights one particular funny moment.
One of the biggest problems with Funny Vines is that it is still primarily a promotional tool. Many users report that the majority of the vine submissions they receive turn up in their newsfeeds almost immediately. The sites certainly attract a lot of attention, but there doesn’t seem to be much effort behind the funny vines to really do anything more than promote your business or brand. Because of this, if you are looking to market your business with a social networking website, you may want to consider spending some time working on your vine content. In turn, this should help improve the marketing effectiveness of your social networking website, as well as helping to draw in some extra visitors from your vine submissions.