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Heard it through the grape #vine

You’ve probably heard about Twitter’s new video-sharing service, Vine. The app, which is now available to download for iPhone, replicates the short and sweet nature of the micro-blogging network. We’ve been having a play around with it at TMG Towers and having watched others 6 second video contributions we’re now convinced that this is a pretty exciting development for social media.

Creativity thrives with constraints. It’s the unique selling point behind Twitter’s success. Where other social networks allow you to rant and rave until the cows come home, Twitter (should) make you tweet only the important details. Now Vine will encourage people to work within the channel’s constraints to produce clever videos that make the very best of a 6 second moving image.

Here’s a few of our favourites so far…Oh and you can click here to watch the full McLaren MP4-12C review:

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Used-Car Editor’s Twitter Takeover

Have you got any questions around the scrappage scheme, new cars coming out in 2011 or the 60s plate?

We’ll be answering all of these and more on our Twitter feed this Friday. Our Used-Car Editor, Stuart Milne,  is taking over our Twitter feed from 10am to answer your questions.

If you’re not able to make it or you’re yet to get involved in this ‘Twitter malarkey’ – leave us some questions in the comments below and we’ll make sure Stuart sees them on the day.

To tune in to Stuart’s Q&A session follow @AutoTrader_UK or search for #AskAT on Twitter.

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Don’t Tweet and drive

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A new survey of Twitter users has found one in nine tweet and drive using their mobile phone.

Have you ever sent a tweet or text message from behind the wheel? Do you think that a £60 fine and three penalty points is the right punishment?

Let us know your views by leaving a comment below.

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