Hoping to catch surreal video glimpses of life in the City That Loves You Back Whether You Want It To Or Not? Philly users have taken to Twitter's Vine, a standalone video-sharing app that has recently become the next big social media thing. Taking its cue from Twitter's short attention span-friendly 140- character limit, Vine allows smartphone and tablet owners to upload videos that are no more than six seconds in length.
Thanks to the API piggybacking site All Around the Vines, you can rein in the unmoderated flow that is part of Vine's shaggy charm by seeking out the quirky, itty bitty videos that were shot all over Philly. Wawa hoagies, combustible Sixers games, Northern Liberties street dandies, quiet walks home, and Allen Iverson bobbleheads?.Just add the #philly hashtag for a stream of recent Philadelphia- centric Vine videos that's almost as squee-inducing as that ticklish penguin. Almost.
—Yvonne M. Jones