Part of me thinks that the app Vine is on minute 5 of 15. I can be naturally skeptical of anything that doesn’t feel right or that doesn't makes sense, so because of that I think Vine can get to Instagram status because it logically should not.
Who cares? It doesn’t matter.
What's interesting about apps like Vine are the people who create them. And even more so the people who take the product they didn't originally create to a whole new place the originators either didn’t think of or couldn’t get to fast enough.
Before Pinterest showed up there were plenty of options to find images through searchable databases. Like Google image search.
My guess is that Pinterest makes it interesting for people to find unique images because the images are from real people, not algorithms. Pinterest seems like it's more synced up with the way people are. If there are programmers and marketers out there making a platform for Vine, I hope they succeed.
Even though I don’t see the appeal of Vine, it’s one of those things that feels like it needs a platform that delivers the kind of experience people get from Pinterest, but maybe with the community element that Google+ is perfectly built for. In more of a structured platform that makes it easy for people to find other people and their Vine videos, and to publicly and privately connect.
And maybe if Nickelback and Creed merged they would truly be the best worst band in human history?
You can compare one social phenomenon with another as a way to project the next social phenomenon, but obviously it could get ugly.
It’s exciting knowing that smart programmers and marketers are out there building and creating things I could never dream of. And hopefully in unexpected and unlikely places. It's amazing what people can do with technology to positively impact the lives of other people from all different backgrounds and walks of life.
It’s probably all just getting started. But somebody out there knows what it'll be in 5 years and beyond. And it should be fun being a spectator.