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Vine Update Will Deliver Videos Around the Web (SocialTimes) With an update Friday, Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine began enabling users to embed their videos on websites in addition to sharing them on Twitter and Facebook. The update will allow the popular six-second, looping videos to appear around the web.

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VineVine Update Will Deliver Videos Around the Web (SocialTimes)
With an update Friday, Twitter’s video-sharing app Vine began enabling users to embed their videos on websites in addition to sharing them on Twitter and Facebook. The update will allow the popular six-second, looping videos to appear around the web. Mashable Previously, Vine users could embed tweets with vines, but now they’ll be able to embed the Vine videos themselves, at full 600 x 600 resolution, on any website. When you click on the Embed button on a Vine link, you can choose between a standard embed or a “Postcard,” which puts the Vine user’s profile picture and the caption for the Vine in a white frame that surrounds the video (for standard embeds, that info appears via mouseover). CNET The embeds are available in three sizes: 320, 480 and 600 pixels. The updates are the first significant changes to the Vine experience to allow for boundless sharing. The Next Web Embedding from the app isn’t a simple process. From any feed, users need to hit the ellipsis icon nestled underneath the video and tap “Share this post.” The Twitter and Facebook options are fairly self-explanatory, but choosing the embed option will trigger a new email with an altered link for the Vine’s webpage. PC Magazine Besides the new sharing features, the update also fixes an issue that caused the camera to freeze when starting a new recording. It also resolves a bug that caused the camera to record without touching the screen.

YouTube April Fools 2013: Video Sharing Website Will Shut Down, Announce Winner in 2023 (VIDEO) (The Huffington Post)
When originally published, it wasn’t quite the first of April yet, but that hasn’t stopped YouTube from launching the first salvo of what will surely be an entertaining 2013 April Fool’s Day online. The popular video-sharing website quietly released a video Sunday morning, the day before April Fool’s, titled, “YouTube’s ready to select a winner.” Business Insider The video says YouTube is shutting down after 10 years. The video also features a lot of YouTube stars like the kids from “Charlie Bit My Finger” and David from “David After The Dentist.” Reuters The three-minute video intended as a gag – a montage of clips and cameos — describes how the website will wind down as some 30,000 technicians begin to trawl through 150,000 clips, to select the world’s best video. The winner gets a $500 stipend, a clip-on MP3 player — and becomes the sole video to be featured on YouTube when the website relaunches in 2023.

TV’s Biggest Transmedia Effort ‘Defiance’ to Hit Game Consoles (LostRemote)
By all measures, the TV industry has only dipped its toes into the “transmedia” waters — weaving storylines seamlessly across multiple forms of media. But SyFy and partner Trion Worlds are jumping in headfirst with Defiance, a TV show and video game combination that mixes characters and storylines across linear and interactive worlds.

Exactly How Popular Was the Red Equals Sign on Facebook? (The Daily Dot)
More than 2.7 million U.S. Facebook users changed their profile photos in support of marriage equality during last week’s historic Supreme Court hearings on California’s Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). The new photo of choice for most of these users was the “Red Equals Sign” or variations that included the Lion King, Grumpy Cat and bacon.

Report: Mark Zuckerberg-Led Political Advocacy Group Adds Two Lobbying Firms (AllFacebook)
The political advocacy group being formed by Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is moving full-speed ahead, as Politico Pro reported that two more lobbying firms have signed on to work with the group. According to Politico Pro, Peck Madigan Jones and Fierce, Isakowitz & Blalock have been added to the roster of consultants for the group, which will focus on comprehensive immigration reform.