Dumb And Dumber With Twitter Vine App

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

I have voiced my opinion of the Social Media tool of Twitter being pretty lame from observing it over time. It has its place. Different uses for different people and its immediacy of information or reaching people you could not ordinarily encounter is fascinating. Also thought leaders links, breaking news, insider scoop or photos, but some of its "absolute low level" thinking from the juvenile minds, well I have better places to spend my time. I think Twitter is for many people who can't write two coherent sentences together. That's all the characters they give you anyway. LOL.

Instagram gets linked to Twitter a lot for photos with filtering and comments. Since Facebook bought them you have to CLICK on the link to see the photo. Now Twitter has their own mobile mini movie app called Vine. Little that I know of it so far it is first available for Apple, later Android, but is LIMITED to six seconds. I titled this post DUMB AND DUMBER cause I do wonder why anyone cares about six seconds when you can create a longer MEANINGFUL YouTube link.

Maybe Twitter is all about short, short, short, in our attention deficit sound bite world and this CLIP will grab your attention. So keep your eye on Vine. It may catch on or just be DUMBER! You do know even Google Plus has PASSED Twitter now in users?

Quick Overview Of Using Vine (it can be posted to Facebook as well)

Summing it up, for now at least, THIS is all you need to know about VINE. Thrilling, NO????!

Vine App


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Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Hi Gary,

I seriously doubt that I will use Vine or even Instagram.  Granted, maybe my blog on the best places to eat in Colorado Springs would have been significantly better if I was accustomed to taking pictures of what I eat and telling people about it on a daily basis.

That said, Twitter is my source of news.  I've learned to not follow lots of miscellaneous people because I'm scared their tweets might get in the way of my breaking news.  It's bad enough when the newscasters are tweeting or retweeting junk. 

Mar 05, 2013 09:30 AM #6
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS
I have found that we, as a profession, can get very excited about new ways to "waste" our time, and think we are being productive.
Mar 06, 2013 08:31 PM #7
Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker
Janisch & Co. - Conroe, TX
Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you!

I'm not one who believes you can accomplish much with a 6 second video.... But I wouldn't rule it out as useful just yet.  We need to see what we can create with it.  You never know about inspiration!  Vine was probably created by some kid eating Twinkies and Cheetos together while sitting in his parents closet.

Jul 04, 2013 11:36 PM #8
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, KW Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD
Lead Associate Broker

I have long wondered what our grandchildren will be like. With the baby boomers aging, a huge portion of our population will be needing larger type, and louder sounds televisions and quicker messages. What will the young children raisied in this environment be like compared to the generations before? Will there be any attention span? Will there be an enjoyment of quiet time?

My kids can't sit through dinner without wanting to google something for instant answers to their questions. Six second videos? What are we creating?

Jul 04, 2013 11:57 PM #9
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Vine is a fun little app that I've used with my nephew, but that's about it.  :)  He enjoyed himself.                                          


Jul 05, 2013 12:22 AM #10
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I've just never gotten the hang of Twitter....I don't get it's popularity at all.

As for Vine....I saw some clips on Ellen.  They were very clever.  It has to take a lot of creativity to deliver a message in a 6 second video.  Will I use it?  No.  But, I hope Ellen keeps showing them, LOL!

Jul 05, 2013 12:27 AM #11
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Update: Of course now, over in the Instagram world there is the 15 second video clip you can make, which at least gives a little more time to the topic or multiple scenes. I think it is very competitive with YouTube as it is so easy to use. The Instagram update has been uploaded by so many people and used already.

Jul 05, 2013 12:31 AM #12
Dana Basiliere
Rossi & Riina Real Estate - Williston, VT
Making deals "Happen"


The monsters have already been created and there is no turning back. Full use by three generations already and growing. We don'd know where it will go or if it will change. 

Jul 05, 2013 01:13 AM #13
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

I haven't a clue about any of this stuff, yet how is it going to increase my performance if I begin to understand and use it? 

Jul 05, 2013 02:56 AM #14
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

I hear you, I've tried it and not really having that muck uck...or fun with it. And as far as beeing useful...not so far   ;-/

Jul 05, 2013 03:34 AM #15
Kim Mulligan
Engel & Völkers Seattle/Eastside - Seattle, WA
Selling Homes for the 21st Century

I have been checking this out and I agree. There is even a facebook link where you can see them in your feed. I found a number of them were mean spirited, such as scaring strangers on the street. I'm sure there are clever ones, but they seem to be in the minority.

I wonder in our mobile world if waiting the required time to load the six seconds of images if people will thing it's woth the wait even if he content is clever. That's for the food for thought Gary.

Jul 05, 2013 03:34 AM #16
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

In my opinion, sound bites are not on the list of good conversation skills, so I find Twitter frustrating.  I love it when a journalist presents information on a newscast and then says, "Tell us what you think on Twitter."  The information is then tabulated and presented as if it is trusted information.

Jul 05, 2013 04:04 AM #17
Keith Whited
RE/MAX Gateway - Alexandria, VA

Gosh Gary - Sometimes I thought that I was the only Realtor out there who considered Twitter and other similar technology a total waste of time. Reading through comment posted by others I no longer feel so alone. I waste enough time on Facebook - - I value the rest of my time too much to fool around with any others.


Jul 05, 2013 05:18 AM #18
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Gary, we love iMovie and posting to You Tube, but the simplicity of Vine has us interested.

Jul 05, 2013 05:32 AM #19
Donna Quinlan
Keller Williams Realty - Newburyport, MA
Keller Williams Real Estate Agent Career Consultan

Hi. I think we need to be open to new technologies. The world is changing and it makes good business sense to change along with it. We don't need to disregard what we feel comfortable with, but adding to what we already do makes sense to me. I now use snapfish with my daughter. At first it made no sense to me. Now It is actually kind of fun (and it does get a message across). I do use twitter, but need to be more active with it.  "Change the way we look at things, and the things we look at change". 

Thanks for the post!

Jul 05, 2013 05:36 AM #20
Dennis Greenfield - Online Marketing
Real Pro Systems - Eugene, OR

I can certainly see your point of view, but as a marketer I look at apps like Vine/Instagram/Twitter/etc. and figure out ways to put them to work for my clients. We often look at how this or that is a waste of OUR time, but forget about what it our audience wants. And believe it or not, they want to be "entertained." Yes, even in the real estate world. Your "audience" wants video, Twitter, Facebook, Vine and so on.

With 6 seconds (Vine) and 15 seconds (Instagram) you have enough time to get your message across if you're creative... and you also cater to our ever-shrinking attention span.

Think branding... and YOU are the brand. 

Show a Vine of you adding the SOLD topper to a For Sale sign in front of a beautiful home you just sold.

Show a Vine of you handing the keys to the young couple you just sold them their first home.

Show a Vine showcasing the wonderful outdoor patio/living area of a home (choose any room in the house to showcase).

Show a Vine of you and your team in the office introducing them.

These area jus a few ways to use Vine for your business.

Here are a couple of Vine's that are all about branding:

Jul 05, 2013 07:01 AM #21
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

While the sushi looks interesting, either still or moving, I'm sure there will be plenty of drivel to look at too.  It helps if you only "follow" contributors who add quality content.  We're headed full speed towards information overload and it won't be pretty.

Jul 05, 2013 08:09 AM #22
Brad MacKenzie
Brad MacKenzie - Duxbury, MA
Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore

I get it. I don't want to get it. I don't want to use it. It's a slippery slope toward 

Jul 05, 2013 11:06 AM #23
Hella Mitschke Rothwell
(831) 626-4000 - Honolulu, HI
Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker
Twitter can keep people/kids busy endlessly. But unless you follow an immediate event, the moment has passed to engage. I have 1200+ followers tweeting me endless information that I'm supposed to click on. There are not enough hours in the day. I spend my time blogging and checking stats later to see how many people saw it, and if it is found on Google. At least people are looking at it who have some interest in what I write.
Jul 06, 2013 07:25 AM #24
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


Well I have to say I am on the fence about Vine. Perhaps that's because I don't know enough about it or haven't given some thought to how clever I could be in 6 seconds.


Jul 06, 2013 08:13 AM #25
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