Instagram Video vs. Vine

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Last week, Instagram unveiled its new video option, and within seconds, the Internet was writing the obituary for Vine, Twitter’s burgeoning social media network centered around 6 second long microbursts of video. It seemed like an obvious call: Instagram’s install base in about a bajillion times the size of Vine, and its interface is infinitely better (just try tagging a friend on Vine — it’s a pain in the ass).

However, is this really the end for Vine? Comparing and contrasting both video networks after the jump…

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ADVENTURES IN DOMESTICITY: 15 Second Quinoa Edition

Instagram rolled out video functionality late last week, and while 15 seconds feels awfully long in this post-Vine age (aw, sorry Vine), it is good for at least one thing: zippy recipes. Check out the video above to see how I make my quinoa. Measurements and instructions after the jump.

Oh, and of course, be sure to follow me on Instagram and Vine too. Username for both: bsideblog.

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BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #57: Kanye and Kim Deliver; Also, Kaycee Rice and Paula Deen

Time for another episode of Banter with Ben and Lisa! This week, Ben Mandelker (bsideblog.com) and Lisa Timmons (wherelisalives.com) take on the spawn of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West (who was still unnamed at press time). After that, the two chat about James Gandolfini’s untimely passing, controversial dance sensation Kaycee Rice, new Instagram video features, and Paula Deen’s racist ways. Along the way, there’s plenty of sidetracking about Japanese ghosts and druggie alligators, naturally. Come listen!

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