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Will We Be Fine Without Vine

November 2, 2016

written by Erin Diaz

On that blustery, ill-fated day, one we all know as Thursday, October 27th, America’s most overlooked app was shut down. That’s right – Twitter announced that Vine would be closing, over with, “done for”, as some say. The sad, harsh reality is that we have to decide right now how to feel – indifferent, cheated, left wanting more? Or do we as Vine-users feel as though the old saying is true: all good things really should come to an end?

The app, launched on January 24, 2013, quickly attracted many, causing it to acquire 200 million users in just under three years. Some of Liberty’s very own, such as Caleb Natale (whose fame was catapulted from this Drake vine), Jake Holland, and Steven Honaker have achieved “Vine fame”, creating Vines that hundreds of thousands of people are still following. The app has been known to not only create laughter, but also to create relationships, bonding people over their ability to make the most of the six seconds they have to make people chuckle. The three aforementioned “Viners” are often featured in Vines together, showcasing the relationships that can blossom from comical collaboration.

Vine has been a creative outlet for many, redefining the power of the short video forever. It truly is sad to see the app go its own way. But for now, we will reminisce on the good ole days and continue to watch this. If you have time today in your “busy” schedule, it might be sort of therapeutical to reflect on some of Vine’s best moments, and to remember some of the best times we “did it for the Vine”.

What do you think about Vine shutting down?



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