Vine video from CDC NPIN.
Video sharing remains a powerful tool for sharing health information. According to the Pew Internet & American Life ProjectExit Disclaimer, 71% of online Americans use video-sharing sites (such as YouTube and Vimeo). On YouTube alone, users upload more than 72 hours of video every minute.
There are many different sites for uploading and sharing video, and VineExit Disclaimer is an example of one of the newer ones. Vine is a mobile-based app that allows users to record videos up to six seconds long and immediately share them on Twitter and Facebook (check out how to use it hereExit Disclaimer). With newly approved âÂ€Âœgovernment friendlyâÂ€Â terms of service, government agencies can now record and upload their own videos to Vine.
Here are a few public health video examples on Vine:
- CDC NPIN (see image).
- Using crowdsourcing, the organization Youth Against AIDS asked people to create Vine videos that creatively feature the word “HIV”. Using the #SixSecondsAgainstAIDSExit Disclaimer hashtag, the videos are searchable on Vine and repurposed on their campaign website.
- AIDS Project Los AngelesExit Disclaimer shared a video from a food demonstrationExit Disclaimer for their clients.
How (if at all) have you used Vine? How are you using video sharing in your work in the HIV community? How did it help?