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Why Vine could finally be “Instagram of Video”…

Here is why.

  • Instagram focused on one primary feature - filters - that made consumers feel creative.  This feature focuses on the basis of the medium - filters make sense on photos.
  • That feature took the emphasis off photo quality and made us all feel like photo pros.  This made photo sharing fun and aligned w/ the current eras strong desire to ‘social peacock’ (show off on our social networks).
  • Vine focuses on one primary feature - stop motion - this makes me feel creative in the context of video.  
  • Vine’s primary feature focuses on the basis of the medium - altering motion on video just makes sense.
  • And these two elements combined make it easy for me to social peacock.  So watch out - I’ll be flooding my Facebook/Twitter stream w/ stop motion videos ; )  - http://vine.co/v/b5le9IiQmEt

Why do I think Vine is better than the previous “Instagram for Video” attempts:

  • Applying filters, an inheritently photo based thing, to video, an inherently motion based thing doesn’t make as much sense.
  • Most of the other apps layered in too many features - titles, text overlay, music, filters, etc -  missing the quick and simple requirement of today’s consumer apps.  
  • While the previous apps are fun, they require consumers to think and make decisions based on those features.  Most of us aren’t looking for our mobile apps to make us think.  
  • We want one click options (or ‘few click’) that will elicit responses from our social connections.  Instagram and Vine accomplish that… 

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LittleBits about LilyClaire…
Her name came to us rather quickly.  Amy has dreamt of naming her baby Lily since she was a little girl herself (one of the many reasons I love Amy).  And I have always wanted to include a name in honor of my late mother (those of you who know me know how important my mother was and is too me).  Clair was her middle name and is shared with my niece, Giavonna (my baby sister’s daughter).  I love the fact that now both of these two beautiful little girls share a name with their grandmother, a woman of great strength.   And as we went through the many different name combinations we really liked the idea of putting two names together to create a new original one.  This was in the Southern spirit of some of my wonderful and loving aunts – JoBeth and Patti Lu.  We got really excited about how much this name meant to us and how it sounded as we said it so the name LilyClaire came to life.
And as we continued on with the naming fun, we stuck with the importance of family names.  LilyClaire’s middle name is Leeann - a middle name shared with her mother Amy, Grandmother Pam and stemming from her great-grandmother Ginger’s middle name Lee (which interestingly is my baby sister’s middle name as well).   This name, Leeann, is extremely important because she is now a part of a strong line of wonderful women on her mother’s side as well as her father’s side.  And as her father (something I won’t get tired of saying because it warms my heart) I couldn’t be prouder that she is a part of those strong and happy familial lines.
So there it is – a little bit about our beautiful little LilyClaire Leann Gammill 
(and yes, that’s a lot of Ls – 6 to be exact)
A side note
As you can see we’ve always believed in family linage in names - we had something equally as interwoven into our family history for a boys name.  He would have been West Reid Gammill.  West is a strong family name traced back to the Mayflower (or so the story goes) and shared by my awesome brother David and my favorite late uncle Gary.  And Reid is a double connection with both sides of the family. Amy’s mother’s maiden name Reid traces back to Scotland and Ried is my Granny’s mother’s maiden name (or my great grandmother) and was shared by her brother (and uncle to my outstanding dad) Boyce Reid.  If we have a boy someday in the future… his name is equally as strong as LilyClaire’s…   

LittleBits about LilyClaire…

Her name came to us rather quickly.  Amy has dreamt of naming her baby Lily since she was a little girl herself (one of the many reasons I love Amy).  And I have always wanted to include a name in honor of my late mother (those of you who know me know how important my mother was and is too me).  Clair was her middle name and is shared with my niece, Giavonna (my baby sister’s daughter).  I love the fact that now both of these two beautiful little girls share a name with their grandmother, a woman of great strength.   And as we went through the many different name combinations we really liked the idea of putting two names together to create a new original one.  This was in the Southern spirit of some of my wonderful and loving aunts – JoBeth and Patti Lu.  We got really excited about how much this name meant to us and how it sounded as we said it so the name LilyClaire came to life.

And as we continued on with the naming fun, we stuck with the importance of family names.  LilyClaire’s middle name is Leeann - a middle name shared with her mother Amy, Grandmother Pam and stemming from her great-grandmother Ginger’s middle name Lee (which interestingly is my baby sister’s middle name as well).   This name, Leeann, is extremely important because she is now a part of a strong line of wonderful women on her mother’s side as well as her father’s side.  And as her father (something I won’t get tired of saying because it warms my heart) I couldn’t be prouder that she is a part of those strong and happy familial lines.

So there it is – a little bit about our beautiful little LilyClaire Leann Gammill

(and yes, that’s a lot of Ls – 6 to be exact)


A side note

As you can see we’ve always believed in family linage in names - we had something equally as interwoven into our family history for a boys name.  He would have been West Reid Gammill.  West is a strong family name traced back to the Mayflower (or so the story goes) and shared by my awesome brother David and my favorite late uncle Gary.  And Reid is a double connection with both sides of the family. Amy’s mother’s maiden name Reid traces back to Scotland and Ried is my Granny’s mother’s maiden name (or my great grandmother) and was shared by her brother (and uncle to my outstanding dad) Boyce Reid.  If we have a boy someday in the future… his name is equally as strong as LilyClaire’s…