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The Teens Have Spoken. And they like Vine.
Vine doesn’t break down user numbers, much less demographics. And if you visit Vine today, it's hard to tell what's changed since it came out in January. The people I follow post a little less, and they're a little better at it. But otherwise it's pretty much the same deal.
But if you visit Vinepeek, a site that pulls in random Vines as they're posted, you'll find that a lot has changed. It's completely and utterly dominated by teens — teens at school, teens teasing each other, teens screaming, teens smoking weed, teens teening. It's horrifying.
FWD's staff monitored Vinepeek for an accumulated 20 minutes, taking note of the apparent ages of the users. We watched 152 vines, which broke down as follows:
- 103 teens
- 24 non-teens
- 25 unidentifiable ages
In our (admittedly small) sample, teens accounted for over 80% of Vines. Some factors may have skewed our number: time of day (about 4:30 p.m. EST); day of the week (Wednesday); or some hidden quirk in Vinepeek’s mechanics.
But this is most definitely a huge shift from the early days of Vine. The day Vinepeek came out, I described the experience like this:
In the span of a few minutes, I saw a poorly attended church concert (above), a dance party from somewhere in East Asia, a jump-edited children's karate class, and a skit a man created about the terrible feeling of opening a refrigerator, hungry, and finding nothing you want to eat. In another, a father asked his young son what was on his mind. After pausing for a couple seconds the son blurted out, “I love you.” Another user, three videos later, had filmed the toilet while he took a piss.
Today, FWD Deputy editor Charlie Warzel counted four instances of teen twerking and three vocalizations of “fuck school.” The teens have seized Vine. It's like Snapchat in public.
This won't affect most adult Vine users, who will still only see videos from people they follow. Likewise, the fact that Instagram skews young doesn't affect my Instagram experience at all. Plus, tech companies covet young people, so this is probably a good thing for Vine.
But it's jarring nonetheless. If you've been wondering what Vine, Twitter's strange six-second video app, is for, now you know: teens taking videos of themselves between class.
Question by Blue: What is the government plan when all jobs are taken over by robots? What will the humans do?
Well people say US is a service country now. A factory could be ran by robots. Almost any job can be replaced with robots. I am a programmer, studying Artificial intelligence and Stuff. Working on a website which will one day run it self. If someone abuse reports, the system decides. This site when done can be ran by just one person,Me, updating and adding more code. What will the government do when the US gets to a point where all jobs are done by robots? What will the humans do?
Answer by Jim Em
Well, it does seem we’ll need to figure out a way to keep the people in money and happy. Otherwise the robots will be killed off to save the country.
Sounds like Science Fiction? Not really.
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The UN is requiring the instant release of a team of its peacekeepers hijacked by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights. The militants state they’re using …
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Kim Jong Un will be Instagramming brunch in no time!
The photo is of a sign welcoming nuclear test scientists, which have sprung up around Pyongyang, North Korea. Jean H. Lee, the photographer and Korea bureau chief for the Associated Press, sent the first tweet out of North Korea today. Wireless internet is now available to foreigners, but not locals, courtesy of North Korean mobile services provider Koryolink.
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On Wednesday, Android Police published information from leaked Qualcomm slides that showed the tentative release date for the next version of Android, “Key Lime Pie.” The slides indicate that the Android “K-release” will be announced during “Spring 2013.” The date neatly lines up with this year’s Google I/O, scheduled for May 15-17tth. Shortly after posting the slides, Android Police, and other sites repeating the story, were ordered to remove the information by Qualcomm.
It’s not clear if the takedown was related to the Key Lime Pie timeframe — cited as a “Google Estimated Release” — or information regarding future Qualcomm chip development, but the fact that the chipmaker scrambled to suppress the information indicates that the…
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Sony pulled the plug on the initial specifications for its next-gen Exmor RS sensor, pushing a rollout for those modules into the new year. So while that step, created quality control functions, guarantees that a brand-new batch of Xperias equipped with the tech won’t appear until 2013 at the earliest, imaging fanatics curious for a preview could get a sneak peek courtesy of Oppo. Cooked into the Chinese producer’s newly revealed Discover 5– a quad-core S4 Pro Android Jelly Bean handset with a 5-inch 1080p show– is the top rack 13-megapixel version of Sony’s sensor tech. Oppo’s provided a few curated snapshots taken with the camera on its site and, as you’ll see, the resulting images are rich with color and display a fine level of information. We’ll reserve judgement till we could get our hands on a testimonial device for substantial testing. Till then, feast your eyes on the samples at the source below.
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While the main thing that would make Raspberry Pi’s diminutive $ 25 / $ 35 Linux setups better would be if we could get our hands on them faster, the team behind it is already working on improvements like this prototype camera seen above. The add-on is slated to ship later this year and plugs into the CSI pins left exposed right in the middle of each unit. According to the accompanying blog post, the specs may be downgraded from the prototype’s 14MP sensor to keep things affordable, although there’s no word on an exact price yet. Possible applications include robotics and home automation, but until the hackers get their hands on them you’ll have to settle for one pic from the Pi’s POV after the break and a few more at the source linked below.
Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum and a number of affiliated companies were hit with a malware attack on Sunday, the ministry confirmed. Production equipment at several locations was taken offline as a precaution, including at the Kharg Island oil terminal, where 90 percent of oil exports are handled. While an oil ministry spokesman said the attack “had not caused significant damage,” it wasn’t completely ineffectual. The BBC reports the attack took the oil ministry and national oil company websites offline, and that some of the sites’ user data was stolen. Iran’s core data on oil production is safe, however, since it’s housed offline and therefore much less accessible to attackers. Following the attack a “cyber crisis management committee”…
Question by : How do i look at the pictures taken frim the xbox kinect?
We were playing kinect adventures and I would like to go back and look at old pictures how would I be able to look at them without having to use xbox live? We don’t have a wireless connection.
Answer by Chris
Browse in the kinect adventures game itself there should be a section where the pictures are located. I’m sorry without having mine hooked up I can’t tell you exactly where to look.
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