Los Angeles Times Compares Facebook’s Instagram Video to Twitter’s Vine with Brian Solis

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When Facebook announced that Instagram would add video, Jessica Guynn of The Los Angeles Times asked Brian Solis and the differences and how users would react.

Following is a snapshot of Solis’ view on the subject…

Altimeter Group analyst Brian Solis says Instagram may have a shot at doing for video what its arch-rival has only begun to do: put the new art of short-form video in the hands of millions of people the world over.

Short-form video is taking off because it’s faster, doesn’t need as much bandwidth and works well on the smaller screens of mobile devices. But watching videos that friends shoot and share can often be a “painful experience,” Solis said.

You are introducing video storytelling to 130 million people within a community of 1.1 billion people,” Solis said. “I think Instagram is not only going to popularize short-form video, it’s going to socialize it.”

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Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, anthropologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.

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