Vine, the Twitter-owned iPhone app that lets you embed six seconds of video on your Twitter or Facebook feed, launched last week. It's Eadweard Muybridge meets Andy Warhol. And it's a sensation. But, within days, many users were outraged when hardcore snippets appeared in their feeds, especially when a pornographic clip was selected as an "Editor's Pick" on the app's main page. Twitter apologized, blamed human error, and made the naughty stuff harder to find.
I've always believed that the Internet runs on porn and pets. So, it's not surprising that when you take away one, you have lots of the other. What else are you going to shoot for your first six-second experimental Vine? OK, I did see some cool strawberries...and babies...and planes taking off...and surf...and papers being graded...
***Warning*** There is a mesmerizing new site called Vinepeek, not officially connected to Vine, that allows you to view the Vines coming in in real time from all over the world. It's totally trippy, highly addictive, and unmonitored, so probably NSFW.
Here's a selection of some of the dogs on Vine. Boring Dogs by Will Carroll (below) is the earliest one I could find, so I think Boring Dogs might be the first dogs on Vine, ever. Enjoy.