Boomerang and the fall of Vine

Is there a chance that nobody realized that 6 seconds was too long?

I was bowling the other day and there was a group of people taking pictures over and over. It looked like they were really into getting the perfect shot, but were not being successful… over and over again.  With Boomerang it’s like that. The trigger delay makes it maddening to try to nail the start and the end of the video.

Just in case you don’t know what Boomerang is, the social media empire that is Facebook has a little side property called Instagram.

Boomerang from Instagram makes everyday moments fun and unexpected. Create captivating mini videos that loop back and forth, then share them with your friends.

Vine was shut down by Twitter earlier this year in October. Vine was an app that let you take 6-second videos and because of that constraint became an amazing creative outlet, here are some of the best.