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Twitter is discontinuing Vine and shuttering its mobile app. They say users' content will remain accessible, but just in case, maybe start collecting some of the best vines now. posted by rewil (233 comments total) 141 users marked this as a favorite
 


This is fucking b
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:08 AM on October 27, 2016 [9 favorites]




Some tech co. that isn't a tire fire burning money should launch a clone ASAP. Instagram, maybe? They've already got a young audience. There's something there, and a bunch of folks looking for a new home, it's just not immediately clear how to monetize it.

See also Twitter
posted by leotrotsky at 10:10 AM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


Oh duck army, I adore you.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 10:13 AM on October 27, 2016 [32 favorites]


There was another major harrsment issue on Twitter yesterday, chasing off comics author Chelsea Cain, and as in pretty much every case except when an SNL star was targeted they've done fuck all about it.

Let's hope once they collapse their successor does a better job on this.
posted by Artw at 10:14 AM on October 27, 2016 [14 favorites]


Twitter's abuse problem is reportedly part of the reason Disney chose not to buy it

Keep on working on that Moments tab guys.
posted by Artw at 10:14 AM on October 27, 2016 [67 favorites]


I don't know why but I assumed Vine would stick around, despite/because being ytmnd for the modern yoof.

I've watched a near-zero number of vines, but instantly recognised what duck army signified and clicked to watch and watch it anyway. Love it!

Someone link that Bart Simpson Driving Vapourwave one plz.
posted by comealongpole at 10:15 AM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Instagram, maybe?

They're too busy shoehorning a cloned Snapchat into Instagram.
posted by griphus at 10:15 AM on October 27, 2016 [18 favorites]


(oops, fixed my link above)

Twitter is probably going to die, and then we just hope there's a migration to a theoretical better platform that still provides what is basically good about Twitter.
posted by selfnoise at 10:15 AM on October 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


Someone link that Bart Simpson Driving Vapourwave one plz.

Here you go
posted by griphus at 10:16 AM on October 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


There's a lot of great art on Vine. Really!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:17 AM on October 27, 2016 [7 favorites]


drivers these days
posted by burgerrr at 10:17 AM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]




I'm a bit late to the Vine scene. Very late, by the looks of the announcement. Are there any good Vines focusing on cheese?
posted by Wordshore at 10:18 AM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]




also this
posted by rewil at 10:19 AM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


A six second horror movie
posted by figurant at 10:19 AM on October 27, 2016 [18 favorites]


Vine is my favourite thing on the internet. Nooooooooo
posted by fshgrl at 10:19 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Lemme translate the Vine announcement for you: "Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold. Today, we have realized that despite the vast numbers of users we still have no fucking clue how to monetize any of this."
posted by caution live frogs at 10:19 AM on October 27, 2016 [82 favorites]


By the same guy: Guy who loves music. I watched those 400x yesterday and my life was better. I hope you end up working customer support at Comcast Jack Dorsey.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 10:19 AM on October 27, 2016 [28 favorites]


Too old to really get Vine, too young to be properly grumpy about it.

I'm actually kind of shocked Twitter couldn't figure out what to do with it, though, since it seemed so popular with so many advertiser-friendly demographics. This bodes very, very ill for the service as a whole.
posted by tobascodagama at 10:20 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Relax
posted by griphus at 10:21 AM on October 27, 2016 [15 favorites]


fans of duck army may be pleased to know that it also works backwards.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 10:21 AM on October 27, 2016 [11 favorites]


Good night sweet prince. Good night sweet prince. Good night sweet prince.
posted by Damienmce at 10:21 AM on October 27, 2016 [14 favorites]


i like anything by Zach King.
I didn't know how to turn on the sound originally, and the "I really like you" vine by the OP was really disturbing when watching it silent!
posted by bitteroldman at 10:21 AM on October 27, 2016 [7 favorites]


Going into the Vines linked in the FPP just now, I can't get them to play sound regardless of what I do. I really wanted to hear duck army again...

I can't say I'm surprised, actually. Twitter (for its many, many problems) offers a sort of broadcast text platform that no other service really matches. Vine seems to be more or less redundant if you have Insta, Snapchat, or YouTube. It'll be interesting to see what happens with Twitter going forward. It almost seems like an essential Internet service at this point (especially with regards to breaking news), but the corporate side of things just can't seem to make it work.
posted by codacorolla at 10:22 AM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


I don't need a wig to act
posted by anazgnos at 10:22 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


hey remember that time I made a Vine-centric FPP and the link crashed a bunch of people's browsers?
posted by griphus at 10:23 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


I guess it's too late to do a pony request for inline links to Vines ala YouTube/Vimeo.
posted by figurant at 10:23 AM on October 27, 2016


Artw: Twitter's abuse problem is reportedly part of the reason Disney chose not to buy it

No one wants to buy Twitter (The Verge, Oct 14, 2016).
The emotional roller coaster that is Twitter’s future seems to have hit a new low today as Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff tells the Financial Times his company has “walked away” from making a bid to buy it.

If you’re keeping track, that’s now... pretty much everyone who’s said they’re not interested in buying Twitter. Neither Google nor Disney plan to bid on Twitter, despite reports saying both were interested. Recode says that Apple is likely also out of the picture. And Verizon immediately dismissed speculation that it was considering a bid.

Facebook is also said to be uninterested, according to CNBC. And while Microsoft’s name has been tossed around, no one seems to think the acquisition would make any sense for an increasingly enterprise-focused company.

So it very much sounds like no one is going to make a bid on Twitter this week. Which means that the possibility of a Twitter acquisition, at least for now, appears to be over.
And Twitter is laying off 9% of its employees after it posted a loss of $103 million for the quarter (NPR, October 27, 2016)

Also related: Twitter's Dual Challenges: Taming The Trolls, Attracting More Users (NPR, October 26, 2016), which provides a good summary of the issue at hand: "as we all know, you know, if you allow very free speech, what you end up doing is actually chilling the rights or the - or the possibility that others will join in."
posted by filthy light thief at 10:24 AM on October 27, 2016 [10 favorites]


ctrl+f "lemons"

what

this thread needs lemons
posted by jason_steakums at 10:24 AM on October 27, 2016 [12 favorites]




If you don't have sound: Right-click the video, Show controls. Check if the mute is clicked. IDK, it's weird in Chrome.
posted by rewil at 10:26 AM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


tree intruder

The more I watch this one, the more I think the tree may actually be dangerous. Around loop five, I started seeing legs. RIP.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 10:26 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


church bell dog
posted by burgerrr at 10:27 AM on October 27, 2016 [18 favorites]


The Vine mobile app is perfectly designed and perfectly implemented. There is absolutely nothing better for getting a short video quickly and cleanly and sharing it to your friends and parents. It's so much less hassle that recording through your phone app, editing, then posting to YouTube and sending the link out to the YouTube video.

I was skeptical, but once I started using it, I made a ton of Vines over a couple of years. I hope Twitter changes their mind and sells it off rather than shutters it.
posted by ignignokt at 10:27 AM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]




Twitter is probably going to die, and then we just hope there's a migration to a theoretical better platform that still provides what is basically good about Twitter.

Maybe a very, very big Slack.
posted by Artw at 10:30 AM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


They're also laying off almost 10% of the workforce. That's not usally a good sign and probably only the first.
posted by octothorpe at 10:30 AM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


If you don't have sound: Right-click the video, Show controls. Check if the mute is clicked. IDK, it's weird in Chrome.

That did it, thanks. Strange, because it actually used to work if I would click on the video (like, as of a month ago).
posted by codacorolla at 10:31 AM on October 27, 2016


I have sprained my jaw stifling laughter watching these in the office. I blame you all.
posted by Celsius1414 at 10:32 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


I posted my frustration on twitter about it and of course twitter somehow made the image approximately 600% lossier so that's cool
posted by Greg Nog at 10:33 AM on October 27, 2016 [11 favorites]


hovering up at the top left corner reveals the mute/unmute control for me, in Chrome
posted by thelonius at 10:35 AM on October 27, 2016


hovering up at the top left corner reveals the mute/unmute control for me, in Chrome

Same here, but when I go to click on it, it disappears.
posted by codacorolla at 10:36 AM on October 27, 2016




Hey, you're really cool. I like you a lot.

Which I don't see a way to save.
posted by crush-onastick at 10:37 AM on October 27, 2016 [23 favorites]


i have the power of god
posted by mcmile at 10:37 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


White people 😐
posted by wreckingball at 10:37 AM on October 27, 2016 [36 favorites]


Vape tricks

It's Ben
posted by kmz at 10:38 AM on October 27, 2016 [13 favorites]


Same here, but when I go to click on it, it disappears.

That's how it starts. Next week: all greenscreened/SFX vines have the green visible and the SFX are missing. The week after that, all the supporting actors in every vine disappear. Finally, as the site is sundowned for good, every single vine becomes a still seven second long shot of a suburban California street, with nothing audible but the wind.
posted by griphus at 10:39 AM on October 27, 2016 [27 favorites]


Back at it again at Krispy Kreme
posted by kmz at 10:40 AM on October 27, 2016 [13 favorites]


White people 😐

I don't know how I've never seen this before but this is easily one of the best vines I've ever seen
posted by Greg Nog at 10:40 AM on October 27, 2016 [6 favorites]






This is honestly the most bizarre news to wake up to

Like are they serious?

What browser plug in can we use to pull Vines off the site, then?

Like what the hell, I am going back to bed, that's how stupid this is
posted by Hermione Granger at 10:43 AM on October 27, 2016 [10 favorites]


It's as if those unwilling to purchase Twitter knew something.
posted by tommasz at 10:45 AM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


Also everything by hemtube.
posted by kmz at 10:46 AM on October 27, 2016 [11 favorites]




DUCK ARMY 5EVER
posted by beerperson at 10:49 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


It's been said elsewhere, but the reason why Vine is so important to me, as an Almost Old Person, is that 6 seconds is exactly the length of time I want to spend on any video online.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 10:51 AM on October 27, 2016 [91 favorites]


WHAT THE HELL TWITTER
posted by Foci for Analysis at 10:52 AM on October 27, 2016


So today I finally learned what Vine is/was. One of these days I'll puzzle out Snapchat.
posted by octothorpe at 10:57 AM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]




Vine really lets me know how lousy my Internet connection is.
posted by The corpse in the library at 10:59 AM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


im seriously sad that they are going to shut down vine. when it was good it was crazy good. and it created an entire community of funny people who understood just how much you can accomplish with minimal resources
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:00 AM on October 27, 2016 [7 favorites]




Listen to me give a shit about watching vines through a desktop; mere seconds of people without sound. As a first level of difficulty I would have given the tech team that a priority.

Vine failed because it was shit.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 11:02 AM on October 27, 2016


Speaking of Duck Army, here's my favorite variant on it. (YT link, couldn't find a way to get a Vine link)
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:02 AM on October 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


It's funny, the best Vines I could think of (horse party, smells like teen shovel) turn out to be not Vines. Hmm.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:03 AM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


> run in here and get y'alls juice

Holy shit, what would the non-disaster version of that been? What was the desired result?
posted by The corpse in the library at 11:05 AM on October 27, 2016 [10 favorites]




Vine failed because it was shit.

Vine didn't fail; it's being discontinued, presumably because it didn't turn a high enough profit? But there have been billions of views across millions of users. That you're such a grumpy-pumpkin about a creative resource that so many people loved does not mean it failed.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:06 AM on October 27, 2016 [51 favorites]


(w)algreens
posted by burgerrr at 11:07 AM on October 27, 2016 [24 favorites]


Twitter is probably gonna die. Some people will be upset by this, for a while.
posted by signal at 11:08 AM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'd rather lose vine than watch twitter collapse.

In all seriousness think about what this election season would have looked like if Trump had not had twitter.
posted by phooky at 11:08 AM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]




Twitter is probably gonna die

Everything dies, Mr. Mulder.
posted by thelonius at 11:10 AM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


pipis room
posted by minsies at 11:12 AM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]








I've probably watched how's the fishing (maybe NSFW) like 300 times
posted by mcmile at 11:22 AM on October 27, 2016 [13 favorites]


my theme song
posted by specialagentwebb at 11:23 AM on October 27, 2016 [6 favorites]




dogs.

Also I posted a vine project to projects today!
posted by moonmilk at 11:25 AM on October 27, 2016 [10 favorites]


is there a vine of that stray westworld host bashing his own head in with a rock? because that is my mental personification of twitter these days
posted by prize bull octorok at 11:26 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Jingle All The Way 2: A Vine Review.
posted by kmz at 11:27 AM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


judy here with a raccoon
posted by burgerrr at 11:27 AM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


Silvio isn't pleased
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:30 AM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]




is there a vine of that stray westworld host bashing his own head in with a rock? because that is my mental personification of twitter these days

No, because a malfunctioning host has self awareness.
posted by Artw at 11:31 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]








hollerin'
posted by burgerrr at 11:37 AM on October 27, 2016 [20 favorites]


"well I've finally set up my elaborate house of cards time to turn on my fan and take a big sip of milk-"
posted by The Whelk at 11:41 AM on October 27, 2016










Just about anything from Trench and Maple.
posted by martin q blank at 11:48 AM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]






What am I doing
posted by Potomac Avenue at 11:51 AM on October 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


This "Wow" vine is the one I think of whenever I see anyone vapeing.
posted by Greg Nog at 11:52 AM on October 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


Goddammit I love Vine! I like being reminded that today's yoof are much smarter and cooler than I ever was or will ever be. It gives me some hope for the future. Some of my faves:

Michael Gove's human suit malfunctions

Two types of girl at Halloween

When you're really good at pretending to like your birthday presents

Opera cat

My favourite ever I don't even know why it just always makes me laugh

That's a thing?

I can't afford a cyboard
posted by billiebee at 11:52 AM on October 27, 2016 [28 favorites]


His Name is Bush
posted by porn in the woods at 11:53 AM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]






What browser plug in can we use to pull Vines off the site, then?

Firefox makes it easy - View Page Info - then just pick the video from the list of media items to download.
posted by Lanark at 11:57 AM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]




Firefox makes it easy - View Page Info - then just pick the video from the list of media items to download.

Bitchin', thanks Lanark!
posted by Hermione Granger at 12:00 PM on October 27, 2016


I guess i'm not surprised? This always seemed like the ultimate meme-service, like beyond pokemon go. Something that gets one white hot flash of usage and then slowly dies until it's either shuttered or sold off to some shady ad company like myspace.

Everyone i know who was into this just does snapchat stories now. IG and snapchat completely stole its thunder, for everyone but the people who got ~vine famous~, and even then they usually parlayed that into having super popular IG accounts.

It's like the app version of a super popular holiday toy that gets on the news for selling out at every store.

Not saying there wasn't great content, just that
posted by emptythought at 12:01 PM on October 27, 2016


So, twitter tries desperately to save the arm by amputating the hand, while ignoring the rest of the body is on fire.

I could try to turn this into a vine, but had the app installed for one week before realizing I wouldn't do anything that I couldn't do with IG.
posted by lmfsilva at 12:08 PM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]




lol the safety update is going to be a more streamlined way to get verified and/or twelve less screens to click through to report a single egg for harassment
posted by griphus at 12:26 PM on October 27, 2016 [10 favorites]


Thanks for the laugh, Artw
posted by Yowser at 12:27 PM on October 27, 2016 [8 favorites]


I hope the Vine stars of yesteryear find a place to go.
posted by griphus at 12:34 PM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


"We have eliminated the potential for harassment by getting rid of everything except the Moments tab."
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 12:34 PM on October 27, 2016 [9 favorites]


Unsurprisingly, #archiveteam is all over it.

(Edit: I mean the irc channel, not your newfangled hashtag)
posted by joeyh at 12:35 PM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


I'll believe it when I see it, but even if I see it, well.

Knowing this only happened in the wake of every company that showed interest in them noping out and not when, say, Anita Sarkeesian started sending screenshots of death-threat tweets daily to the FBI, it will not feel like a victory.
posted by middleclasstool at 12:36 PM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


If they could somehow make the Moments Tab also harass people I think that would be their ideal.
posted by Artw at 12:36 PM on October 27, 2016 [6 favorites]




This isn't a rhetorical question, but a genuine question: what would "good" Twitter even look like? It seems hard to keep the dynamic nature of it that fosters the good stuff (open conversations and to-the-minute reporting on breaking news) without the also terrible stuff (open platforms for dogpiling, harassment, and hate speech).
posted by codacorolla at 12:39 PM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Dis owl sketchy as hell
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:39 PM on October 27, 2016 [17 favorites]


My afternoon, gone in six second increments

Whooshh
posted by Elly Vortex at 12:39 PM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


I think about this one a lot: I smell like beef
posted by RobotAdam at 12:41 PM on October 27, 2016 [8 favorites]


codacorolla - pattern analysis of trollswarms would be my place to start. Figure out patterns of behavior and nip them in the bud, not being afraid to ban/block/timeout in the process.

Also taking steps to deweaponise search (mainly by dropping @-ed tweets from it)

Limitations on @-ing people who you don't share a network with unless they've opted into conversations with strangers.
posted by Artw at 12:44 PM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


Limitations on @-ing people who you don't share a network with unless they've opted into conversations with strangers.

This is the big one. Facebook-style tiered permissions would make a world of difference, too.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 12:49 PM on October 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


I like Vine on the whole but what really annoyed me was the people who talked fast due to the six second limit. I always missed the joke because I couldn't understand what they said even after 20 loops.
posted by AFABulous at 12:56 PM on October 27, 2016


I really am going to miss twitter when its no longer around. And more and more it feels like it won't be. Are there any similar services that are not Instagram, Snapchat, or Facebook? Anything worth checking out?
posted by Fizz at 12:57 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


idk how successful IP blocks are on other platforms but on tumblr it's been a fucking godsend.
posted by poffin boffin at 12:57 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


goats love candy corn
please wait
angry objects

I forgot my vine password 6 months ago and was finally inspired to reset it today.
posted by moonmilk at 12:58 PM on October 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


Once Twitter goes away I see myself spending a lot more time on Tumblr, at least until Yahoo destroys that, too. Then I guess it's time for Weird Facebook? idk
posted by Elementary Penguin at 12:59 PM on October 27, 2016


Eventually, the MBMBAM Facebook group will be the last bastion of goodness on the Internet.
posted by kmz at 1:01 PM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


Google+ has potential, even though they ""discontinued"" it. Not sure how that works.
posted by Yowser at 1:06 PM on October 27, 2016


Is this the beginning of the Great Tech Bubble Implosion? Because I'd love to live near my parents again at some point but not like, inside their house
posted by theodolite at 1:08 PM on October 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


I dunno what could replace Twitter. I've not experienced it yet. I just had a vibrant local election conversation on Twitter with a bunch of friends. It would not have happened on Facebook or as a group text or in Google Hangout because all of those would have required some selecting of audience first or intent to engage particular people or something with a higher barrier to entry than person tweeting: "Ugh, [this ballot resource] is great but I'm still conflicting about [this ballot question]." and lively informative respectful discussion ensued.

I really will miss Twitter an awful lot if it goes forever.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:12 PM on October 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


CAPS CAPS CAPS

I love this Vine so much I made a ringtone out of it a while back.

MP3 version
M4R version
posted by stannate at 1:20 PM on October 27, 2016 [9 favorites]


Listen to me give a shit about watching vines through a desktop; mere seconds of people without sound. As a first level of difficulty I would have given the tech team that a priority.

And the Vine tech team would have told you about the long-standing video autoplay debate among browser development teams. (Autoplay or not? Mute or not? Differentiate between mobile and desktop clients?) That's finally being addressed in a coherent way, but too late for Vine.

Anyway, like so many nice things on the internets, Vine was constrained and messy and rewarded creativity from unexpected sources: in retrospect, the link to sample culture is obvious, but nobody saw it at the time. Despite the emergence of various Vine stars, it was obviously hard to monetise as a platform, but dear me it's the Twitter tech product that's least toxic right now.
posted by holgate at 1:22 PM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


"Surely this ..."

-the Ello team
posted by komara at 1:23 PM on October 27, 2016 [14 favorites]


omg, Evan McMullin is the Ello of presidential candidates
posted by AFABulous at 1:27 PM on October 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


did anyone post the yoga one
posted by edeezy at 1:30 PM on October 27, 2016 [9 favorites]


or this one
posted by edeezy at 1:31 PM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


I love this Vine so much I made a ringtone out of it a while back.

my friend you are doing the lord's work
posted by poffin boffin at 1:34 PM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


Relax

Anybody know what that music is?
posted by msbrauer at 1:37 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Reminds me of the music in Samurai Champloo
posted by zippy at 1:45 PM on October 27, 2016


My favorite is the one poffin boffin links in the first reply - the noseblow one. I've watched it a million times.
posted by neuromodulator at 1:46 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


I immediately thought of Samurai Champloo as well and was just idly surfing around to see if I could find a track. I think it's the instrumental portions of Battlecry that tickle my memory, but it's not that... maybe something by that same artist, Nujabes?
posted by gilrain at 1:48 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Paper towel beat
posted by neuromodulator at 1:53 PM on October 27, 2016 [10 favorites]


Already made a post from one of my favorites: Even though ye are naughty, I still love ye, aye!
posted by bobobox at 2:00 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Will Sasso "lemon" vines from a few years ago were pretty much the high water mark for me . . .

Will Sasso Lemon Compilation

posted by jeremias at 2:03 PM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


"Judy here" is one of my favourite Vine celebs. I actually work just down the street from her restaurant and one time I went there for an after-work event. She introduced herself (she's just as Judy in person as she is on Vine) and told us that she was a Vine celebrity. I was skeptical at first but delighted to be proven wrong.

My favourite Judy vine was already posted by burgerrr: "Judy here, on College Street, with a raccoon at Shopper's Drug Mart!" Possibly the most Toronto sentence ever to be uttered.
posted by mr. manager at 2:06 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Kicked too much
posted by smokysunday at 2:19 PM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]




Nice, Ron
posted by rmless at 2:45 PM on October 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


also this
posted by poffin boffin at 2:47 PM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


oh my god how could i forget about tater tot dog
posted by burgerrr at 3:14 PM on October 27, 2016


There are a shit-ton of amazing Vines of kids impersonating their African dads. I will never stop laughing at this Family Feud Vine.
posted by duffell at 3:24 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


So, about three weeks ago I declined to greenlight a Vine-based student engagement project someone in my department was pretty passionate about.

Today I look like a social media guru.
posted by anastasiav at 3:28 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


In a few months, this thread is going to be like the mall in the weird part of town, where the only stores still open are a Zales and a place that sells vacuum cleaner bags and the Andella F. Duarte regional library
posted by penduluum at 3:38 PM on October 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


Oh god, I watched them all. Many times.

Hemtube is my new hero.
posted by knapah at 3:41 PM on October 27, 2016


walrus🔥💰❤️

(duck army's still dearest to my heart tho)
posted by karayel at 3:44 PM on October 27, 2016 [7 favorites]


This is one of those posts that make me feel as if I've crossed over from a parallel universe*. I think of myself as an informed adult. I certainly read more the average person (i.e., probably as much as the typical mefite), NPR is my background noise, I waste very little time on crappy TV, and since I've been living with a pc since 1984 (coincidently, the year I turned 30), I'm on top of most things computer-related. In short, probably a fairly typical mefite, albeit a standard deviation or two from the average age. (Despite the latter, I'm OK with all the kids playing on my lawn, 24/7.)

Yet, I swear to god I had never even heard of Vine prior to this post. And now I'm wondering why 6 second videos became a thing in the first place. And why you all have so many favorites that apparently people are all the time sharing with each other. Are there secret meetings that I'm not invited to?

*See also: posts and comments that assume that everyone does or should communicate via Facebook and Twitter, plus the latest messaging app, which 6 months from now will be replaced by something new.
posted by she's not there at 3:46 PM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]




The pay-off of this one really appeals to me. Make sure the sound is on.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:11 PM on October 27, 2016 [8 favorites]


And now I'm wondering why 6 second videos became a thing in the first place.

Here you go (via)
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:14 PM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


no, YOU'RE laying on the floor of your home office laughing so hard that you're just making bird noises

oh, god, i miss vine so much already
posted by palomar at 4:46 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


To err is human, to err over and over in an endless loop is to Vine
posted by oulipian at 4:58 PM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


HOW TO SAVE A VINE (at least in Firefox)

Tools. Page Info. Media tab. Drag the window to be a little larger if you need to. Click the "Type" column. Then look for the "Video" type. Look for the one that has "mp4" in it. Save as.
posted by WCityMike at 5:23 PM on October 27, 2016




As a young person who spends a lot of time on Tumblr and uses memes almost daily, this reminds me of how fleeting all of it seems to be--and that saddens me a little. The way my friends and I talk is heavily influenced by the kind of humor we see online. misspelling things on purpose, messing with punctuation and format, making references to memes--all of those things can have really specific and subtle meanings in our conversations that are hard to impart otherwise. But the subculture of tumblr and memes in general changes so quickly, and is forgotten so quickly, that sometimes I wonder whether I'll have any real evidence of it left when I'm older besides what my friends and I can remember. I look at old threads and forums now and see broken links everywhere--sure, things like the Internet Archive can save some of it, but a lot of it is still lost.
posted by Lurch at 5:25 PM on October 27, 2016 [9 favorites]


Two shots of vodka
posted by Serf at 5:44 PM on October 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


I'm no expert on Twitter but how many employees do they need, if they can't a) monetize anything b) not moderate for shit?
posted by 922257033c4a0f3cecdbd819a46d626999d1af4a at 6:05 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Twitter's R&D expense of $800M in CY2015 was bigger than Apple's R&D expense as late as FY07 ($782M).

Apple in the OS X transition period was spending $400M/yr on R&D.
posted by Heywood Mogroot III at 6:08 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Of course, there's the whole Batlabels account, including most importantly the most devious deathtrap ever, Bruce Wayne's Horse, and cunning policework.
posted by ckape at 6:17 PM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


But the subculture of tumblr and memes in general changes so quickly, and is forgotten so quickly, that sometimes I wonder whether I'll have any real evidence of it left when I'm older besides what my friends and I can remember.

Bummer, ho-dad, I dig your rap.
posted by Greg_Ace at 6:30 PM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


Twitter's R&D expense of $800M in CY2015 was bigger than Apple's R&D expense as late as FY07 ($782M).

What the fuck did they spend it on? Nothing has changed.
posted by fshgrl at 6:45 PM on October 27, 2016


What the fuck did they spend it on? Nothing has changed.

Oh, many things.
posted by pwnguin at 6:56 PM on October 27, 2016


All Pie Matters
posted by mikeand1 at 7:34 PM on October 27, 2016


Baby Proofing the House
posted by mikeand1 at 7:41 PM on October 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


msbrauer: "Relax

Anybody know what that music is?
"

The first thing in Wun Two - Seasons
posted by t3h933k at 7:42 PM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


What the fuck did they spend it on? Nothing has changed.

You know that Bachmanity party? They made it look like two hours at Color Me Mine.
posted by snuffleupagus at 8:06 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Twitter promises 'meaningful' safety updates next month

Turns out that's just the time that Jack Dorsey's analysis projects the white supremacists and misogynists to finally run everyone else off of Twitter.
posted by tclark at 8:07 PM on October 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Gummy Money was the first Vine I ever watched and is still ridiculously catchy.
posted by MsMolly at 8:12 PM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


I woke up expecting this situation to have been resolved by now but since it's hasn't been I've gone through every link in this thread at least 3 times and now my sobs are indistinguishable from my extreme laughter
posted by Hermione Granger at 8:51 PM on October 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


This prank.
posted by MoonOrb at 8:58 PM on October 27, 2016 [3 favorites]




I'm heartbroken by this news! I went on Vine everyday and followed so many interesting people. Funny, talented, artistic people. Here are some of my favorite people out of my almost 2,000 likes. So hard to choose.

Guess Who

Rupaul's Drag Race Cats

White People at Sporting Events

Tumblr Horror Movie

Electrolemon

Beyonce - Hot Sauce

What Really Happened

God Only Knows

Whitney

Retired R&B singer

One of the most perfect loops before the Vine update where it made it easy to loop
posted by SarahElizaP at 11:54 PM on October 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


My fav get those lights off.
posted by missmary6 at 2:29 AM on October 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Well, at least Vine brought Brian Silva to the world. For that we can always be thankful.
posted by theorique at 2:56 AM on October 28, 2016


Duck Army Gives Me Life but thank you for all the other links as they have me trying so hard to hold back my laughs at my desk, it only makes me look more insane.
posted by like_neon at 3:15 AM on October 28, 2016


Ok, poffin boffin is clearly the Vine expert. I have not laughed that hard in months.

I knew OF Vine, but never really discovered its potential for absurdist humor until today. I wonder if anyone else will buy it from Twitter . . .
posted by chainsofreedom at 7:36 AM on October 28, 2016


oh i fucked up a link a ways back

the first angel to greet you in heaven
posted by poffin boffin at 9:24 AM on October 28, 2016 [17 favorites]


Nick Robinson, the guy who brought the world the Babbages vine, presents his list of favorites.
posted by penduluum at 9:38 AM on October 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


oh hey vine thanks, when I click on the play button what I definitely really mean is "instead of playing this video please take me to a page of every video using this same music", cool of you to pick up on my subtle wants and needs
posted by jason_steakums at 10:11 AM on October 28, 2016


A fact about me
posted by numaner at 10:46 AM on October 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


"Disney didn't buy us. The deal fell through."

"Why?"

"The nazis."

"Oh. So, we're going to..."

"Shut down Vine. Fire everyone involved."

"Ok, but... what if instead we"

"Everyone."

"But we could"

"We're keeping the nazis."

"But..."
posted by mhoye at 10:57 AM on October 28, 2016 [17 favorites]


puppy thinks you're funny
posted by rewil at 11:35 AM on October 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


So after this thread, I kind of wish that I'd known about Vine before now.
posted by octothorpe at 11:40 AM on October 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


another list
posted by numaner at 12:35 PM on October 28, 2016


puppy thinks you're funny

it's a FOX a lil fox
posted by poffin boffin at 1:37 PM on October 28, 2016


good reason to play it again so it can laugh at me
posted by rewil at 2:00 PM on October 28, 2016


idek
posted by rewil at 2:17 PM on October 28, 2016


Here is a baby sloth losing its balance (be sure to turn the sound on for this one)

Lady and the chihuahua

um.....
posted by moonmilk at 4:16 PM on October 28, 2016 [6 favorites]


TINY PIG

TINY KITTEN

TINY GOAT
posted by moonmilk at 4:20 PM on October 28, 2016 [5 favorites]


moonmilk never mind Vine, with tiny pig and tiny goat you have justified the existence of the entire internet
posted by billiebee at 4:58 PM on October 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Vine claims they're going to keep the archives up, but in case you don't trust 'em, Archive Team is working to make backups. You can tell them your favorites and their systems will automatically grab them:

- by filling out a form (twitter link)
- or by tweeting them and mentioning @archiveteam (twitter link)
posted by moonmilk at 6:12 PM on October 28, 2016 [3 favorites]


Lady and the chihuahua

*sigh* Magical...
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:02 PM on October 28, 2016 [1 favorite]




These are so great! I never really explored Vine at all and now I see what I was missing. Also, a whole bunch of these are making me laugh out loud, but the "potato" one poffin boffin posted is making me out of control cry-laugh. it's amazing
posted by aka burlap at 10:23 PM on October 28, 2016


I don't see this classic posted here, so: free taco
posted by duffell at 11:58 PM on October 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'm not one to use the word should, but considering how Vine was a platform for black and brown talent, I think Jay-Z and the folks at Tidal really should open up a Vine clone at pool.tidal.com.
posted by Catblack at 7:08 AM on October 29, 2016 [2 favorites]


My favorite vine: How White People Built America
posted by billyfleetwood at 7:50 AM on October 29, 2016 [8 favorites]


wtf is in the air
posted by poffin boffin at 10:59 AM on October 29, 2016 [6 favorites]














Thomas Sanders's Storytime "Narrating People's Lives" are how I got into Vine. He's got me in stitches all the time.

Storytime Compilation Snippet

But this one's Halloween themed:

Never Can Start Too Early
posted by Leucistic Cuttlefish at 5:32 PM on October 30, 2016 [3 favorites]


Ryan Broderick is memorializing the best vines on Twitter. Some we've seen here, others we haven't. All amazing.
posted by numaner at 12:17 PM on October 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


Ugh, numaner, I just watched every single one of those instead of doing whatever I was supposed to be doing for the last 20 minutes.
posted by moonmilk at 2:34 PM on October 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


I gobbled down a bunch of these and dragged them home to share with the wife. The Vine website is so janky, like surprisingly so for how popular it got. The player had all sorts of weird glitches both here and at work across a number of browsers. There seemed to be no way of navigating across creator's content without searching. Chrome shows a weird plus that does nothing, the volume control is whack-a-mole impossible to click for me, the logo floats off the top of the page...

I mean, it seems like a site that was shuttered long ago and left to degrade now.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 8:21 PM on October 31, 2016


looks at these frickin' bats
posted by kidsleepy at 12:10 PM on November 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


free shavocado
posted by kidsleepy at 12:16 PM on November 1, 2016




do inchworms like
posted by moonmilk at 3:11 PM on November 1, 2016 [2 favorites]


Okay, some of these are just wonderful.
posted by rmd1023 at 8:54 PM on November 1, 2016


SKITTLES!!!!!
posted by D.Billy at 8:11 PM on November 3, 2016 [1 favorite]




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