I am a social media nut – I use Instragram, Twitter, and Facebook daily and I am convinced that it is what keeps me abreast on what is new in the world of technology. One of the things I love about Instagram is the daily #fmsphotoaday using the iPhone Instagram App. With the daily #fmsphotoaday I find myself planning ahead and really being on the lookout during the day for the perfect shot. And now, I have just started using the new #VINE app. VINE is like twitter in that you really have to think about what you are posting because it has a limit. Twitter challenges you to get your point across in 140 characters or less, Vine challenges you to create a video post in just 6 seconds. When I joined Vine this week, I looked around at what people were using it for. One of my favorite librarians ever, Jon Schu, already has 44 followers and 85 posts. He is sharing books that his students are reading, author visit preparations, and displays. Because I have just started using Vine yesterday, I am looking for innovative ways to video. I think using social media can be powerful for librarians, teachers, students and really anyone who enjoys learning, but having a prompt makes it more purposeful. On the daily prompt I have set for myself (and anyone else who might want to try it) I have chosen words that work for anyone. Take Day 1 for example – fooling around – (it is April Fools Day) can apply to a student, a teacher, a mother, a librarian, an attorney – anyone. How a person interprets the word and finds a way to photograph it or explain it with a 6 second video can be insightful. Can you think of ways to use Vine? If you don’t have an account yet – you should. I think it is going to be big – it is after all owned by Twitter. If you do get a Vine account – you can follow me at @annvega.
My beginning posts with no purpose – but I am excited to start the challenge above!