Vine for journalism (or time travel)

Last night I got a tour of the Globe Lab, where researchers, journalists and programmers are developing tools for tomorrow’s newsroom. One of the lab’s newest projects aggregates Vine posts from the Boston area and plays them on a giant TV screen. The results were interesting to watch, but I found myself wondering if Vine — which allows users to post six second, looping videos — had any real journalistic use.

The answer is yes, as proved by Concord Monitor reporter Kathleen Ronayne, who spent her morning watching some local kids reenact life in the 1800s:

What do you think of Vine as a tool for journalism?