If you missed the social media news last week, Twitter launchedVine; a standalone IOS app allowing users to share 6-second video clips in an Instagram-esque way. The Vine iPhone app has rocketed up to the 14th most downloaded free app; so many brands have begun to take notice. With all the buzz, I decided to take a look at Vine’s engagement numbers over the weekend to see how many public tweets contained a Vine link, if use increased since launch and to determine what the major conversation themes were.
In order to pull all of the public tweets I searched for the term “vine.co” using the Cision Social Media Dashboard. This pulled all the tweets that contained the unique URL associated with a Vine video. While this won’t give us every Vine video that was produced (not all content is shared publicly or on Twitter), it can be a nice indicator on how often and what content was shared.
As of this morning over 100,000 tweets were sent containing a Vine URL since the January 23rd launch, when Twitter’s Dick Costello sent out a tweet of steak tartar. As you can see from the graphic below the total amount of tweets containing a Vine link increased fairly drastically throughout the weekend with the coverage spiking on Saturday, Jan. 26 at noon, with over 11,000 tweets sent!...
Via Jeff Domansky