We Have Teamed Up With Lonely Planet to Make Vine Videos

We are very excited about teaming up with Lonely Planet to make Vine videos. In case you don’t know, Vine is a new social media platform designed to allow user to easily share six-second video clips that are viewed in loops. You can watch Vines on an app on your smartphone, directly in a Twitter timeline or, like the ones below, embedded into a webpage. Since I started using Vine, we have gone from just a few “followers” to over 135,000 followers in short time and everything is growing rapidly.

This new found “fame” has enabled us to start working with some of our favorite brands. When we were asked if we could make some Vines for Lonely Planet during our recent trip to Taiwan, I thought about it for half a second and of course said, “yes”! I have embedded the videos, including the slightly embarassing one of me explaining the program (I am not too comfortable having the camera on me, but I am starting to get better), so you can see how Vine works. Vine is an excellent way to give a quick idea of place and, if you are short of attention span like me, it doesn’t require large investment of time (a complete Vine is shorter than most “intros” on YouTube videos). Vine is often thought of as a platform for “the kids” and it is only now beginning to be used in the travel space, but I think, if used right, it can be very effective. What do you think?






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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn't intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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