Bringing constituents closer with Vine

By Bridget Coyne

Vine was launched just over five months ago, but the six second looping videos have already been adopted across government to help distribute news and information to constituents across the United States.

From the President to Congress to local government, the video sharing service is being used by agencies and officials everywhere to get their message across in six seconds.

Senators and Representatives were early adopters, producing Vines since February – just a month after the launch. The White House published its first Vine just two months later, on April 13, 2013.

This is just a small selection of some of the first to use the platform.

President Obama participating in a public event:

Both sides of the House have used it to get closer to their constituents.

Submitting your first bill in Congress:

Voting on legislation:

Commemorating Flag Day:

Highlighting jobs in the district:

But it’s not just politicians who are using Vine. Increasingly, public agencies are spreading awareness via the platform. Some examples:

Sharing health news:

Opening the closed-door meetings:

Showcasing a big local event. If pictures tell a thousand words, count this as a million:

How have you used Vine? Let us know mediablog@twitter.com.