The Founder Of Vine Says He Is Working On A "Follow-Up" To The Six Second Video App
1 December 2017, 13:38
WAIT...DOES THIS MEAN VINE IS COMING BACK?!
Vine was only "a thing" for a few years, but its cultural impact cannot be overstated. When it ceased to exist in late 2016, the internet was understandably heartbroken. It had lost one of the weird, wonderful creations that the internet was almost certainly not originally intended for.
Vine's shutdown may have saddened fans of the six second video platform, but a potential successor is apparently in the works.
Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann made the surprise announcement this week that he is currently working on a follow-up to Vine. He didn't offer much detail but still managed to ignite excitement among fans of the app.
i'm going to work on a follow-up to vine. i've been feeling it myself for some time and have seen a lot of tweets, dms, etc.— dom hofmann (@dhof) November 30, 2017
i'm funding it myself as an outside project, so it doesn't interfere with the (quite exciting) work we're doing at the company, which is my first priority— dom hofmann (@dhof) November 30, 2017
nothing else to share yet, but more as it develops— dom hofmann (@dhof) November 30, 2017
Hofmann didn't offer much detail about the concept of this app or when to expect it, but it's SOMETHING.
Though aspects of Vine culture have continued their ascent to cult status, it's undeniable that Vine never truly got to live its best life. Just four years after Twitter acquired the app for $30 million dollars, the company abruptly announced in October 2016 that it was calling time on the much loved application.
Whether or not Hofmann can recreate the magic of Vine remains to be seen. However, a "follow-up" to Vine is clearly something that people are interested in.
Let me invest in it and back it— Brennen Taylor (@BrennenTaylor) November 30, 2017
lemme know if u need beta testers— chris melberger (@chrismelberger) November 30, 2017
our prayers been answered pic.twitter.com/xYvWyYUVU3— Khoa Phan ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@khoaphan) November 30, 2017