BEACON TRANSCRIPT – In October 2016, Twitter managed to make the entire internet sad as it announced the shut down of the popular video app Vine. If you weren’t ready to say goodbye back then, you can still get a chance to watch quality comedy content every day. Dom Hoffman, the app’s cofounder, announced the release of a new version through a tweet.
Vine was shut down in October 2016
In January 2013, Vine was born, marking one of the most important moments in internet history. Users were able to record six-second videos which started looping, thus creating some of the most memorable and amusing scenes that quickly turned into internet landmarks.
At a certain point, Vine reached 200 million users. However, some reports discovered that about 52 percent of those users who had over 15,000 followers were no longer active starting January 2016. The exact number of top users was 9,725, but 5,094 of them stopped posting.
V2 is the brother of Vine that might bring quality memes back
Therefore, Twitter decided Vine no longer was profitable or trending, so a year ago it was shut down. Even if it wasn’t as popular as it was at the beginning, many people kept using it. The platform provided plenty of high-quality memes, and it remained a constant source of comedy for many. Fortunately, it seems that Vine is not dead.
Dom Hoffman, the cofounder of the app, tweeted that a new app will take Vine’s place. He only released a logo and a name (V2), and said he would fund this project and produce it for the company he was currently working on, Interspace.
It seems the time of the Vines has come again. Once the platform was shut down, users could download their content, but nothing more could have been uploaded. Many of the classical Vines are now on YouTube, but people couldn’t record or upload any more. With V2, the Vine trend will hopefully get resurrected.
— dom hofmann (@dhof) December 6, 2017
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