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Greatest Vines 2013

Short video service Vine (previously) is six months old and has developed a distinct culture of its own. (↬Kottke)
posted by Nelson (41 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

 
Out of the thousands of identical compilation videos, I can't tell you how proud I am that you picked one that's completely unsourced and with a thumbnail of a nearly naked woman.

At least link to one of the channels like this one.
posted by flatluigi at 9:20 AM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


This is a great compliation. It leaves out two of my personal favorites, though:

Justin Timberlake grocery shopping:
https://t.co/Q2h3HD8ujW

Drivin to work #LIKEABOSS https://vine.co/v/hZlxm9j7zDz
posted by ShawnStruck at 9:22 AM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Out of the thousands of identical compilation videos, I can't tell you how proud I am that you picked one that's completely unsourced and with a thumbnail of a nearly naked woman.

FWIW, this specific video is the one making the rounds at all the general interest and curated video sites like Reddit, Devour, etc. That's probably the reason it's trending, but blaming the OP for internet trends is unfair.
posted by zombieflanders at 9:27 AM on August 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


The best Troy Brolin videos include him screaming 'show some respect!' while stamping his feet, but the LIKEABOSS one is pretty good.
posted by winna at 9:28 AM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


thumbnail of a nearly naked woman.

Weirdest part about that is that the thumbnail doesn't appear in the video anywhere.
posted by tylerkaraszewski at 9:37 AM on August 9, 2013


Gawker, too.
posted by box at 9:38 AM on August 9, 2013


It used to be texting and driving, now it's Vining/Instagramming/whatever-videoing and driving? Lord have mercy.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:39 AM on August 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


But you can click a link in the description to watch an ad and then see photos of the woman. Putting aside the content, that's a way to monetize Youtube videos that I've never thought of before.
posted by roll truck roll at 9:39 AM on August 9, 2013


This is pretty great. The Internet of my youth is finally coming into its own.

More tiny hyperactive nuggets of cleverness and memes, plz.
posted by Rory Marinich at 9:40 AM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Holy shit. Judging from ShawnStruck's urls Vine fixed thier shit so they play on iPad. Well maybe they always worked for everyone except me. Anyway, thank you vine, I used to click on links and be like "fuck, a vine, goddamn t.co links, I don't want to have to load this shit on my real computer" now I can watch all this shit people been talking about.

Lemme tell you I am thoroughly offended by each and every vine, pls post more.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:44 AM on August 9, 2013 [3 favorites]




There's a thumbnail? Where?
posted by koeselitz at 9:48 AM on August 9, 2013


If you look on YouTube. The thumbnail for the video is an image not actually in the video. Most youtubers use this feature to put a title card, this person put a woman in a bikini.
posted by Ad hominem at 9:51 AM on August 9, 2013


Vpeeker, which lets you watch a steady stream of newly-uploaded vines, is oddly addictive.

Also: There seems to be a startlingly large number of people teaching their very small children to twerk. I am not okay with this.
posted by jbickers at 9:51 AM on August 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


@Keelayjams is the king of Vine.
posted by mintcake! at 9:52 AM on August 9, 2013


Ad hominem: “If you look on YouTube. The thumbnail for the video is an image not actually in the video. Most youtubers use this feature to put a title card, this person put a woman in a bikini.”

If you look on Youtube, the video just plays automatically.

I realize now that people complaining of this are probably on iDevices. In which case, they may like to note that the "thumbnail" is not visible anywhere on the Youtube page for desktop users at all.
posted by koeselitz at 9:55 AM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Vine is twitters best idea since twitter.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:00 AM on August 9, 2013


The "How to do Stuff" Vines from Max are still my favorites of the medium so far.
posted by saladin at 10:01 AM on August 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


If you look on Youtube, the video just plays automatically.

Yeah I meant look at his channel.

This shows the thumbnail that the uploader used.

We just aren't seeing it because metafilter. You can see it on the Gawker page.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:04 AM on August 9, 2013


I checked it in Chrome version.. umm something.

RiFF Raff's best vines.
posted by Ad hominem at 10:05 AM on August 9, 2013 [4 favorites]


well that simultaneously was pretty damn funny in part whist (and at the same time) made me a little less enchanted with humanity.
posted by edgeways at 10:06 AM on August 9, 2013


Dude with the maracas is living life, we're all just observing.
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:07 AM on August 9, 2013 [9 favorites]


Nice - I'd seen a few of these as animated gifs here and there. They are much funnier with the sound.

Except for the milk-gallon-smashing stuff. That's just annoying as all hell.
posted by jquinby at 10:12 AM on August 9, 2013


The guy blowing smoke rings with Cheerios kind of made me lose it
posted by little cow make small moo at 10:12 AM on August 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


I admire the creative ones. Others were just America's Funny Home videos, but (thankfully) shorter.
posted by jb at 10:17 AM on August 9, 2013


Sadly, YouTube screws with the flow of the best (on repeat) Vine I've seen.
posted by psoas at 10:24 AM on August 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


There's a thumbnail? Where?

Now, now... Where will we be if we start demanding that casual suggestions of sexism are substantiated?
posted by Fists O'Fury at 10:46 AM on August 9, 2013


Okay, the ginger baby droppin' that thun thun thun and the volleyball player doing the stanky leg made it worth sitting through.
posted by fuse theorem at 10:59 AM on August 9, 2013


Now, now... Where will we be if we start demanding that casual suggestions of sexism are substantiated?

How's that ax coming along?
posted by kmz at 11:11 AM on August 9, 2013


Is there a copy anywhere? The video seems to have been removed.
posted by rewil at 11:16 AM on August 9, 2013


I gather that some sort of plugin is required to look at these newfangled vine things [not the youtube version] on an actual computer? Because all that Firefox 23 and IEwhatever will do is show me a still with a speaker on/off in the corner.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 11:18 AM on August 9, 2013


copyright bots got it.
posted by Ad hominem at 11:19 AM on August 9, 2013


This is really cool, though I thought that part of the appeal of Vine was that it looped continuously. This feels a little like watching a gif once. I'm having trouble choosing a favorite!
posted by antonymous at 11:24 AM on August 9, 2013


Well crap "This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Fullscreen 2." No idea who that is, although other people complain about false copyright claims from them. As FlatLuigi points out there are other Vine compilations out there, like this channel he linked. Presumably all of these compilation videos are playing fast-and-loose with licensing the individual Vines they're stringing together.

I buried the lede but I really like Mat Honan's article about Vine culture, describing how the emerging community there is making Vine succeed even in the face of competition from Instagram, MixBit, etc.
posted by Nelson at 11:25 AM on August 9, 2013




I just make Vine videos of Shepherd brushing our cat, or our cat having an aggressive time with a clean towel, or our cat innocently cleaning herself, or our cat...

Never mind. You get the picture and I need a new hobby.
posted by Kitteh at 1:32 PM on August 9, 2013


I think watching the videos in this thread marks the exact moment that I became an old man.

Now I must go out and buy a cane, which I shall brandish menacingly at Viners who chance to trespass on my property...
posted by darkstar at 1:48 PM on August 9, 2013 [1 favorite]


Vine is actually really cool for attention-seeking Internet Joke Makers like myself. The Channel feature makes you discoverable in ways that Twitter's never facilitated. The videos are so short that users will quickly exhaust the "Popular" section and actually scroll through and watch the "Newly Added" Vines that have just been posted. And those people are generous with their Likes and Revines.

I posted this dumb thing to the Comedy Channel at nearly midnight Pacific Time, and within minutes I'd gotten more Likes and Revines than the Favorites and Retweets on my most popular Tweet ever -- and I've been using Twitter for years.
posted by EmGeeJay at 2:19 PM on August 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


This country is full of marvelous and creative people.
posted by ThatFuzzyBastard at 9:41 PM on August 9, 2013


Here's another copy of Greatest Vines 2013 that is still working.
posted by Nelson at 9:08 AM on August 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


It's like watching every highschool AV club blooper reel from around the country at the same time.
oh god no, I've gotten nostalgic for highschool... How did I get so old?
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