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Serio VIP Member

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#1 2 years ago

I don't think anyone saw this coming. Vine, the popular, million user app that allows its users to record six second videos, is shutting down after three years. They're keeping the website open and available indefinitely, so people can view past Vines, but once the app is shut down there'll be no way to create or upload new ones.

This is a bit of a shocking development. 

Nemmerle Forum Mod

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#2 2 years ago

Volume isn't the same as value.

I foresee Twitter becoming one of those internet has-beens if it doesn't get its act together in a hurry. Like, I see the potential - as I think I might have mentioned before - I've tried using it... but it's utterly unusable to me. I need filters and they're just not there. Don't want to wade through that tidal wave of shit to find the few nuggets that get accidentally flushed.

I'd pay a small subscription fee to be able to sort all that information meaningfully, but as is?... it's just... bleh. You can find a few funny accounts and drop in on them from time to time but that's about it.

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#3 2 years ago

I wont miss it.

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#4 2 years ago

I never really used Vine, to be honest.

It's a sign of Twitter's continued woes, though.

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#5 2 years ago

I just read that Twitter bought Vine from its original founders for $30 million, before it had even launched. Only for them to shut it down after just three years.

Makes me kind of sad. Not that we no longer have Vine, I mean, but that I never had $30 million.

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#6 2 years ago

I never used Vine but I did enjoy the content some creators produced on it.  I know a lot of people will miss it, I personally will not.