Twitter announced on Thursday that Vine would be shut down. The funny short videos are no longer available on the popular platform. 27 October was the last day that Vines could be found on Twitter. The option was first released in 2013.
For the last three years, every Twitter user was entertained by the funny Vines that he or she encountered on the platform. Although the app might have been underrated at first, it gained popularity among users, who were pleased by the result.
Funny Vines turned out to be a great way for Twitter users to express themselves and shape their creativity. Embarrassing, amusing and ironic situations were created and displayed in a few seconds’ video. There were exposed the funny ways in which people danced, talked, laughed, how they reacted, how pets behaved, and so on and so forth.
The six-seconds footage enriched the feeds on Twitter for three years. Users took advantage of the app and made it grow and develop for their benefit, which is not a bad thing. In other words, the creators evolved as artists, improving the quality of their comedy provided through the funny Vines.
Users and creators never felt restricted by the six seconds duration of the videos. They accepted the condition and used it for their benefit in order to boost their creativity. As they had a limited time to show their worth, they would make the best of it. And so they did, as many of them became famous on Twitter thanks to their highly-appreciated Vines.
When the app was released, creators understood its potential perfectly. They launched it as a new challenge on storytelling. Users seemed to be quite responsive and accepted the challenge which allowed them to explore the limits of their own imagination.
Officials from Twitter didn’t release information on why they decided to shut down the Vine application. One of the possible explanations would be that there were no significant updates to it. In addition to this, there are competitors who offer improved options. These factors might have led Twitter officials to give up the funny videos.
However, people who discovered their passion and skill for creating funny videos can now post it on other platforms. It is a shame that the app being shut down, but if its purpose was to make people focus on their creative skills, it certainly did it.
What are your favorite funny Vines?
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