By The Izzo
I’m sure when Twitter bought Vine back in 2012, they thought they were getting the band back together. Indeed, this would have been their moment to allow their platform to be more than just 140 characters. But on Thursday they announced that the Vine app would be shutting down, and it’s a shame. Vine really had potential.
In their 4 year run they’ve been the home to notable internet celebrities such as King Bach, Lele Pons, Thomas Sanders, Amanda Cerny, Page Kennedy, DeStorm Power. But as of late, a lot of these Viners have moved onto other platforms like Facebook and are posting videos that well exceed their former 6 second limit. I believe this is where Vine failed. They weren’t innovative.
All is not lost, because you can still reminisce about the good old days by watching your favorite clips on the Vine site. But, once the app is gone, so will the ability to post new Vines.
Here today, gone in 6. Rest In Peace, Vine.