There are those on Twitter who love to hate Vines. They have good reason, we guess. Vines are new and (sometimes) annoying – and everyone is talking about them like they’re the best thing since . . . the last best thing everyone hated.
But Vine is going strong in spite of the haters. And it just announced a new feature that will make those you love Vines go ga ga a-new, while making detractors gag: trending hashtags.
Time to #VineItUp.
And Vine just made it “easier for you to find great content, like popular posts and hashtags, from accounts you may not follow.”
Since launch, there have been a ton of awesome, creative posts that don’t always make it to the popular sections. In many cases, these posts include a hashtag that the community is using.
To surface that content, we’re introducing trending hashtags, which show you the fastest-rising hashtags on Vine. These hashtags signify those that have moved up quickly in popularity; they aren’t necessarily the hashtags with the most posts.
You can find trending hashtags in the new “Trending” section in Explore.
So assuming you’re a fan of using hashtags (kind of a given on Twitter), this should be a welcome addition.
And to the six-second GIF-like haters out there, we agree that Vines CAN be boring and they’re really nothing more than Tumblr on speed – but should they really “suck it down the animation hole of death” as one commenter asserted recently in ALL CAPS? You tell us.
(Image from Vine blog)