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April 11th, 2013
06:02 PM ET

Six seconds of fame with video sharing app Vine

Imagine how tough it would be to live in a world where we only had six seconds to communicate a thought. But in social media, undersharing is the latest craze, thanks to the popular video app Vine, which lets users create and upload six-second long clips. Just four months after its debut, Vine has already earned the top spot among app store downloads.

The video-sharing app was launched in January by Twitter, the same company that made communicating 140 characters at a time the norm. It fuels creativity by limiting the length of video clips to just seconds. Those videos are then posted on an endless loop to your Twitter account. Since its debut, Vine has become a go-to service for not just avid tweeters, but advertisers, and celebrities.

One woman created what may be the world's first Vine résumé, and it helped land her a job.

Actor Adam Goldberg came to be known as "The King of Vine" thanks to his soap series, where he pieces together one man's unraveling life, six seconds at a time.

Vine's even made a teaser out of teasers, the upcoming movie "Wolverine" used the app to create a six-second trailer.

The concept can seem a little tricky. So we decided to help out all you, er, Vino-saurs still stuck in the social media ice age by getting a lesson from Twitter founder Jack Dorsey.

Dorsey showed The Lead's Jake Tapper first-hand just how easy it is to point and click your way into generation "V". Before long, Tapper was a lean, mean, video-sharing machine.

The app has become so entrenched in pop culture, the Tribeca film festival is letting Vine vets vie for a shot at six seconds of glory, with a competition for the best Vine video. Here's one contender's take on the film classic "Citizen Kane."

The beauty of Vine is that you don't need to be a trained photographer or techie to create a mini-masterpiece. There are no filters, no editing or ways to add audio. The biggest obstacle on Vine is time.

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