The Decline of Vine

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The Decline of Vine

Paris Wilson, Staff Reporter

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On October 27, 2016 Twitter announced that they will be discontinuing the Vine app.

The six second videos sparked a new category in the wide platform of social media in 2013 when the Vine App came about. Originally the app started off small but with new updates enhancing the app and more people gaining exposure off of it Vine became one of the top 10 apps downloaded of 2013.

The amount of new users started to decline, content was being remade instead of created, the funny one liners were being overused and the popular Viners that made the app blow up were looking for different forms of social media to gain exposure and build their careers.

For the last year many viners have been moving their platform from Vine to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and some even gaining TV fame.

“I no longer needed to go to Vine itself I could go on Twitter and Instagram to get the same content,” Griffen Rohr-Clark (12) said.

Vine was a new wave in the social media movement. It created a new sense of humor that was adopted by millennials.

“I could never really had a favorite vine or vine moment, but I enjoyed how Vine served as a place where everyone’s type of humor could be expressed,” Rohr-Clark (12) said.

Although our parents might not have understood the six seconds of laughs, we did.

“I think it made our generation more creative and vocal about their skills. A lot of vines displayed really good editing skills like the guy that did cool optical illusions,” Emanuel Kallmannsohn (12) said.

Along with Twitter discontinuing the Vine App they will also be getting rid of hundreds of jobs to enhance their profits.

The Vine shutdown will be “in the coming months,” said the company in a blog post.

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