Yesterday Dom Hofmann, Co-founder & GM, Vine, acquired by Twitter launched Vine, a new mobile service that lets users create and share beautiful, short looping videos.
According to Hofmann, “Posts on Vine are about abbreviation — the shortened form of something larger. They’re little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life. They’re quirky, and we think that’s part of what makes them so special.”
Vine was acquired by Twitter share similar values and goals.
Hofmann said, “Like Twitter, we want to make it easier for people to come together to share and discover what’s happening in the world. We also believe constraint inspires creativity, whether it’s through a 140-character Tweet or a six-second video.”
Because Vine is owned by Twitter, it doesn’t mean users have to sign in using their Twitter accounts but Hofmann says using Twitter makes signing up quicker.
Vine is not related to Microsoft Vine, an alert notification service shut down in 2010. Twitter’s Vine is available for free, worldwide, on the iPhone and iPod touch. Los Angeles Viddy, a social mobile application that makes it easy to quickly capture, produce, and share bite-size videos with the world and Tout have competition to fight on with.
You can check out some vids here.