Instagram For Video Gets A 24/7 Streaming Site

Instagram For Video Gets A 24/7 Streaming Site

Vinepeek lets everyone be a voyeur, with constant playing of Vines, the latest social media trend.

Daniela Walker
  • 30 january 2013

If you haven’t heard of Vine, Twitter‘s new video-sharing app, you haven’t been on the internet in the past few days. The app, which was launched last week and dubbed the ‘Instagram of video’ allows users to create and share perpetually looping videos that are only six seconds long. The app left many wondering, what do you do with six seconds? Well, Vinepeek, the new (and unaffiliated) website, shows¬† exactly what people have been doing: from eating, to watching miso soup boil (really) to sitting at a desk, the site provides a real-time stream of the intricacies – mundane or otherwise – of daily life.


The website, created by London product incubator company PXI Ventures, invites people to ‘sit back and watch the world in 6 second bites.’

While it is mostly innocuous images of clouds, dogs staring at the camera and babies falling down, Vine has quickly come under fire for NSFW pornographic content that has begun to inevitably make its way onto the app. Vinepeek is unmoderated and non-stop, and with endless videos being streamed on the site, if you sit there for long enough, you might see a penis. We did.

Nevertheless, Vinepeek makes clear the possibilities (and the out of the gate popularity) of this new social media platform. Although vines are little more than extended GIFs, they could change the face of sharing just as Twitter did. Twitter, with its 140 character limit, forced people to be creative or at least somewhat thoughtful with their words. Vine does the same in video-form. Twitter Vice President of Product Michael Sippey said: ‘Like tweets, the brevity of videos on Vine inspires creativity.’


But also like Twitter, there is a lot of nonsense to wade through before finding the real gems. It is a real art to make something beautiful in so short a time. Already, through Vinepeek one can see the Instagram-like trends of videos: stop-motion of food, stop-motion placards spelling out a message, stop-motion dancing. It is basically a lot of stop-motion…and cats. Dom Hofmann, co-founder and general manager of Vine, puts it more poetically:

Posts on Vine are about abbreviation – the shortened form of something larger. They’re little windows into the people, settings, ideas and objects that make up your life. They’re quirky, and we think that’s part of what makes them so special.

Some may find it boring, others may be indifferent, but spend a few minutes watching Vinepeek and you cannot help but be entranced. The short loops can be hypnotizing,¬† slightly mind-numbing, and definitely addictive. The creators said they wanted the site to be ‘like a sit-back TV experience’ except the content is the human experience. It truly is the world’s shortest reality show, starring everyone and anyone.

Vinepeek // Vine


Fitness Advocate: Paving The Future of Workouts With Audio

Fitness & Sport
Brand Development Yesterday

Swipe Left On A Dating World Built To Keep You Single And Disconnected

Hinge's VP of Marketing Karen Fein tells us about the service's daring ditch of the swiping culture that's designed to attract advertising revenue, not meaningful connections

Arts & Culture Yesterday

Marvel Comic Tells The Story Of A Heroic Syrian Mother

Madaya Mom is the true tale of a family trapped inside a town for over a year


Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Retail Yesterday

Brooklyn Cafe Lets Customers Pay By The Hour, Not By The Cup

Glasshour is an establishment that provides free coffee and pastries and charges for the time guests spend there

Technology Yesterday

Electric Spoon Changes The Way Food Tastes

The Taste Buddy is being developed to manipulate your taste buds and make everything more delicious

Related Expert

Clayton F. Ruebensaal

Hospitality Marketing

Travel Yesterday

Bike Path In Poland Can Glow For 20 Years Using Solar Power

Cyclists can follow the shimmering blue lanes for better safety each time they ride

Technology Yesterday

Open-Source Toolkit Lets Communities Build Their Own Street Furniture

The Wikiblock database contains 30 blueprints of different neighborhood fixtures including benches, bus stops, and kiosks

Food Yesterday

Tiny Pub Only Has Space For Three People

Make Time For It is a small London pop-up bar that encourages conversation without the distraction of technology


Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry

PSFK Op-Ed october 20, 2016

Wearable Tech Expert: Designing Technology To Empower Connection To Ourselves

Billie Whitehouse, Founder of Wearable Experiments, shares her new vision for the quantified self

PSFK Labs october 21, 2016

PSFK Picks: Top 5 Performance-Enhancing Wearables

Our new report looks at innovations pioneering the future of performance through intelligent activewear and predictive analytics

Work Yesterday

Community Builder: How to Hack Slack

Claire Wasserman, Founder of Ladies Get Paid, describes how she's using an internal team communication tool to build a network of thousands

Advertising Yesterday

This Beer Was Brewed Just For Scotch Drinkers

Highland Park Scotch Whisky & Sixpoint Brewery have teamed up to create two limited-edition pairings for New York City boilermakers

Mobile Yesterday

Let An AI Librarian Help Sort Your Digital Bookmarks

A new app uses machine learning to help organize your virtual life

Mobile Yesterday

Pizza Hut Tattoo Lets You Place An Order From Your Body

The latest gimmick from the fast-food chain is a tattoo-like sticker that lets customers get delivery with a simple tap on their arm

Travel Yesterday

Reinvented Bicycle Inspired By Supercar Design

The yellow bike based on a Lamborghini has sharp edges and an aluminum alloy frame

Health Yesterday

Health Platform Gives Perspective On Your Weekly Habits

Gyroscope is a new wellness app that works by amalgamating data about your life into beautifully designed visuals

Beauty Yesterday

Korean Beauty Brand Uses VR To Let Customers Pick Their Ingredients

Innisfree created a unique experience for its Shanghai Disneyland customers with a virtual reality trip to select what goes into their purchase

Arts & Culture Yesterday

3D-Printed Creations Resemble Floating Paper Outlines

Japanese design firm Nendo's exhibition features works that look like sheets of material being folded, torn, and crumpled

No search results found.