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Vine™ in 10 Minutes, Sams Teach Yourself by Michael Miller

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Lesson 9. Describing Your Vine

In this lesson, you learn how to write effective text descriptions for your Vine videos.

Why Descriptions Are Important

A Vine video is designed to capture the moment. As such, it stands on its own as a short video document of a place, a person, or a mood.

These moving images, however, need to be accompanied by descriptive text, words that tell people what they’re going to see before they view it. And these words are every bit as important as the videos they accompany.

Here’s why: When someone is searching for a new video to watch, she enters a search query. This works pretty much like a search on Google, Bing, or other web-based search engines. In the case of Vine, the words in the query are matched to the words ...

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