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Westboro Baptist Church Takes to Vine To Vent More Hatred

Westboro Baptist Church Takes to Vine To Vent More Hatred

Vine is a very powerful platform for social video and alongside the many brands and individuals that use the site, there are organizations creating short-form content that isn't always as palatable. Welcome to the world of the Westboro Baptist Church on Vine.

Fun Video Friday: Video Games, American Football and Disney

Fun Video Friday: Video Games, American Football and Disney

Ever wondered what heavy censorship would do to those innocent Disney movies, or what human flesh would taste like, or whether playing video games actually makes you smarter? Then find out for yourself as you join us for our pick of the best videos of the week.

Vimeo Experiments with Animated Thumbnails. We Like.

Vimeo Experiments with Animated Thumbnails. We Like.

Vimeo is experimenting with animated thumbnails for a small selection of videos featured in its 'Staff Picks' section. They are asking for feedback from site users as to whether they think they are intrusive or whether they entice that user to click on that video.

Happy First Birthday Vine! It's Been an Eventful Year

Happy First Birthday Vine! Its Been an Eventful Year

Vine is one year old tomorrow and the site has created a special page that celebrates some of the most creative, inventive, funniest and memorable Vines of the last 12 months. Can you spot any of your favorites?

2014: The Year Prankvertising Jumps the Shark?

2014: The Year Prankvertising Jumps the Shark?

2013 was the year of the prankvert but can that format survive into 2014 when the public are so aware of it? What other social video trends will emerge in 2014 and how can brands and video marketers and advertisers join in the conversation?

New Old Spice Ads Ask Men to Take a Good Look at Themselves

New Old Spice Ads Ask Men to Take a Good Look at Themselves

If a friend sends you a link to check out flavoring for your soul patch, or where to buy a t-shirt that can hide your body fat and give you great muscle definition at the same time, then click on it and watch the latest video ads from Old Spice.

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 22nd January 2014

5 Best Branded Vines of the Week: 22nd January 2014

Ford made its debut on Vine this week with a delightful 6-second trip through the 'Land of Vine', Oreo went all trippy and eBay reminded us about its same-day delivery service so we didn't have to brave the nasty weather out there.

How Bad Does Your ISP Suck at Streaming Video? Google Will Tell You

How Bad Does Your ISP Suck at Streaming Video? Google Will Tell You

YouTube aims to provide each user with a fast-loading video that never, ever buffers, but that's not always possible due to outside factors, one of which is ISP performance. Now Google will tell you just how good or bad your ISP is when it comes to video playback.

SVOD to Overtake Premium TV in U.S. This Year?

SVOD to Overtake Premium TV in U.S. This Year?

Two trends are getting ready to converge because of the way we are changing how we watch video content. Premium TV subscriptions are dropping while subscription VOD users are rising. Are we going to see a going to be a platform dominance change, with SVOD taking the lead and perhaps push those channels into offering digital-only options.

Microsoft Is Paying YouTubers To Promote Xbox One

Microsoft Is Paying YouTubers To Promote Xbox One

A leaked report suggests that Microsoft struck a deal with gaming MCN Machinima to promote the Xbox on YouTube with the proviso that creators did not disclose details of any payments received. That potentially violates FTC rules for the companies involved.