Vine VS. Instagram.


In case you’ve slept through the last 24 hours you’ve probably heard of the new phenomenon. Well, it’s not really a phenomenon due to its obviously stolen features but Team Facebook (Instagram) just launched video Instagramming, which was released yesterday. Whereas Team Twitter (Vine) has been out for roughly half a year.
I admit, at first, I was excited about this Insta Video thing. Instagram is pretty legit;  little square photos that you can add filters too, rotate, brighten, and blur is great. Outstanding really. Being a partner with Facebook isn’t too shabby either.
Vine on the other hand was ahead of the pack to begin with in the video sense. I first heard about it in April and downloaded it right away. It’s 100% video. No special editing, just a quick 6 seconds, and POW you’ve got a clip. It’s extremely user friendly and has a simple (and that’s all you need) layout. If you fuck up, just exit and start over.

Here’s where the trouble came along, Instagram now has videos. Go figure. You know the Facebook Corporation just can’t let someone else have a little glory. The reason I was so excited to start off with was because I enjoy Instagram. The video capability has two unique features: filters and a cover photo. Both pretty sweet if you ask me but after messing around with it for a few hours last night. That’s really about it.
It has 15 seconds rather than 6. You might be saying, but that’s better; it’s longer! No. Six seconds on Vine is the perfect amount of time. Sure, on Vine, you could use 7 or 8 seconds once in a blue moon but six is clearly the golden number and its working. 15 on Insta is way too long. My biggest and most prominent complain with Insta Video is this: I made and messed with about 10-12 videos last night. I think I “posted” seven. Funny thing is the fucker wouldn’t “process.” So all that time that I took to conjure up a video, make it perfect with lighting, voice, and look..they never proceed! Man was I pissed.
Maybe I’m just going on my first impressions but first impressions are the only ones that really matter right? The bottom line is: Instagram = Photos, Vine = Videos, and while I’m at it Twitter = Hashtags and Facebook is just jealous that the world is evolving.
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Check Up.

I don’t write as nearly often as I should and as I planned on. Sure, I have topics to discuss but it almost always seems like a nuisance to pull out the laptop. I’m tip tap typing in my phone and it’s just a pain the the ass. 
I’ve been focusing on a personal goal recently circling all around the book I’m writing. It’s currently under wraps and I haven’t decided upon a date to release any information on it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very proud of what I’m doing but I also want this to be something I successfully finish thus the waiting period.  
A few topics I’d like to give a extremely brief who-ha to: 
1. Gay Marriage in Minnesota! A congratulatory hooray for the LBGT community is much deserved! Everyone is and should be entitled to openly express their love for another person. I mean Christ, if Mormons can have multiple wives than why can’t a lesbian have just one?
2. Boston, West, and Moore. Although thankfully none are related, all are tragic. My heart goes out to the victims, the families, and the on-lookers. I couldn’t imagine anything even remotely similar to ever happen and I just pray that time will heal all wounds and happy memories will fill the holes in broken hearts. 
3. Jodi Arias Trial. Thank The Lord above that it’s almost over. It appeared to be the most publicly drawn out annoyance since Casey Anthony. Unfortunately Anthony was found innocent; but I’m very pleased with the jury to rule a guilty plea for the obnoxiously manipulative Arias. I have conflicting views on the death penalty in comparison to popular opinion but knowing that she’s not physically free roaming the streets will suffice for me. 
4. Since I’ve been so poorly keeping my blog updated, remember to follow me on Twitter at my handle: @orianoelle 
I suppose that’s all for now. ✌