Not familiar with Vine? It's an app from Twitter that lets users post six-second videos from their iPhones and iPods. Why so short? According to Dom Hofmann, co-founder & general manager of Vine, "[p]osts 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."
As noted above, the Vine app is for iOS devices. But thanks to developer The Nowhere Man, Roku users can now watch Vine postings on their connected TVs on the Nowhere Vine app. Before you shun the idea of watching six-second videos, consider that BBC calls aggregations of Vine videos "mesmerising."
Nowhere Vine presents a continuous stream of video after video. As stated by BBC, "[a] bewildering carousel of six-second slices of ordinary life rolls past. People film in their offices, homes and schools. People film the traffic. And plants. What would be agonisingly boring for three minutes, or even 30 seconds, on YouTube is an entirely different proposition at six seconds."
Try it out yourself. For more information and the link to install this private channel, visit the Nowhere Vine channel page.