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Love them or hate them selfies are here to stay, so go ahead and use them to your advantage—like to score a free trip over to Croatia.
The country’s tourism board is taking advantage of our social media narcissism, and they’re rewarding one lucky person with a trip to the country. The rules seem pretty simple; basically you need to take and share a selfie using the hashtags #lovecroatia or #sharecroatia. After that a free trip might just be yours, as they’re giving away round-trip airfare and a 7-night stay along the country’s picturesque coast.
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Instagram has had video functionality for all of 24 hours at this point, and already an airline has pounced on the opportunity to use it as a marketing tool. Smart. Very smart, especially since this weekend will likely see Instagram addicts toying with making videos and searching for creative ones as inspiration.
That airline is JetBlue, and they're simply asking flyers to celebrate National Paper Airplane Day (today) by making either an Instagram Video or a Vine showing off paper airplane skills in a chance to win 20,000 TrueBlue miles. That's enough for a roundtrip flight, or several depending on your destination.
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No Seoul/jokes jokes this week, guys. We're just going to tell it like it is in celebration of American Airlines' new route to Seoul, South Korea, a city so hugely underrated and yet so majorly cool. It's a city that comes with the Jaunted seal of approval many times over and for the next several days we'll be explaining exactly why.
Instead of several boring paragraphs explaining our love for this mega metropolis, we're kicking off Seoul Week by just putting it all out there in visuals, or Vines.
Vine, a social video sharing app, is best deployed for capturing the tiniest moments in travel, those which would be easily lost in the static menagerie of Instagram. Below are six examples, all shot while we tooled around Seoul for 9 days of perfect late spring weather:
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Okay so Twitter's little video sharing app Vine has been around now for four months, and while it's been fun to play with, it hasn't quite caught on to turn any travel-related Vines viral. That said, several airlines have begun to test it out, and even use it in contests, such as when American Airlines awarded a Vine-r with a flight on their 777-300ER to London.
If you're at all curious to watch how airlines make this new social media tool work for them, or you'd just like to follow more Vine accounts in general, here's whose Vine-ing thus far:
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All this week we'll be answering the Who, What, Where, When and Whys of Hong Kong. Of course the answer to "WHO should go to Hong Kong" is YOU. Whether you've never been or you're a regular through Chek Lap Kok, this no-visa-required peninsula hanging off of China should absolutely your next stop.
WHAT 21 foods you absolutely have to try
WHERE to escape the skyscrapers for a breath of fresh air
WHEN to visit
HOW to get out on the Harbour
Put down the Chinese take-out menu and learn the words "cha chaan teng." Pronounced just as it looks, a cha chaan teng is the term for the Hong Kong-typical casual restaurants serving up cheaply priced, richly flavored eats at all hours of the day. Yeah, they're kind of like dinersdiners with specialties like roast goose, pineapple buns and hot ginger Coca-Colaand they're a lifeline to locals and adventurous travelers willing to step outside malls and Michelin-starred restaurants.
One more thing? Remember this mantra: If it looks ugly, it tastes awesome. Now you're ready to have your world rocked.
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Yes, you read that right. American Airlines is continuing the spread of their #newAmerican agenda and embracing the newest of new social mediaVine, the Twitter-owned 6-second video sharing app. We're a little shocked, in a good way, and you will be too when you find out that not only is this contest open to those 18 and over living in the contiguous 48 states, but also to entrants from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Have a look at the new AA 777-300ER to see why they're so excited.
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Video-sharing app Vine has existed on the social media scene now for several weeks and, though we've already made our feelings on the Twitter-owned newbie well known, we're still giving it a chance. After all, though the "Instagram of video" lacks so much now, there's real potential for the future if Vine gets cracking on some fresh coding.
Anywho, over two trips in the last two weeks we've attempted to find some usefulness in Vine, andget thiswe succeeded. Vine is best deployed for sharing the tiniest moments in travel, those which would be easily lost in the static menagerie of Instagram. Below are six examples, all shot while we tooled around Hong Kong during Chinese New Year last week.
Note: Control each Vine by clicking on it to pause. Also, click the sound square at the top right of each Vine to enable the audio.
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Vine. vine. VINE. Everybody's talking about Vine, the free "movie" app from the people at Twitter. Rolled out last Thursday, Vine allows users to create 6-second clips with audio, like a talkie GIF, on an iPhone. The app mainly hit the headlines for a slip-up that placed a porn Vine as an "Editor's Pick." Whoopsies, but it did the job of getting the word out about the new launch.
Clips can be live action, stop motion-style or loops, or a combination of all three depending on how you touch the app. There's no editing capability so a Vine requires extra forethought. Travel is one of only several official categories, and travel Vines are accessed by searched the "#travel" hashtag. The content there is already a complete mess of whatever, with nothing interesting enough to spend more than a second or two watching.
It took us like a half-hour to produce the 5-second Vine embedded below, and it's not like we're proud of it (click the link to make it work--another negative!).