“Six seconds, porn, app” - UK Technology media reaction to Vine on Twitter
Twitter’s new video app Vine, which lets users shoot and share six-second looping video clips, has generated a huge reaction from the media community in the past week.
A flood of x-rated clips, an unfortunate Editor’s Pick, and several social-savvy brands experimenting with the new platform have kept Vine at the top of the tech news agenda all week.
We thought it might be interesting to see exactly what was being said, too. The word cloud below shows the 50 most popular terms tweeted by the UK technology media on the topic of Vine between 23/1 and 30/1 - excluding tweets that were just sharing a personal Vine, really common words, and the words ‘Twitter’ and ‘Vine’.
As you can see, x-rated Vines, that unfortunate editor’s pick on day one, Facebook’s reaction to the release, and comparisons with Instagram all feature heavily.
Six seconds, porn, app. Says it all. Or does it?
- Lissted tracked 1.25m tweets between 23/1-30/1 in total across the 23,000 media Twitter accounts on our database.
- 6,000+ referred to “Vine”.
- 549 of these tweets were by the 839 UK technology journalists, bloggers and outlets on Lissted (total tweets by this group during this period, 44,472).