October 28, 2016
When news broke on Thursday that Twitter was killing off its Vine app, it gave me a big old sad.
Sure, part of it was personal. The looping short-video app was a great way to showcase the notion that goths dance to anything, livetweeting episodes of The Maury Povich Show and soccer videos for the family scrapbook.
It served as the great creative equalizer (complete with co-opting all the unique glory that sets “Black Twitter” apart from things that people – like me, for instance – see on a daily basis).
black youth made Vine pop but it was white kids who ended up with contracts and talk show slots.— Nichole (@tnwhiskeywoman) October 27, 2016
What made Vine so great? It was a volcanic eruption of creativity that paid no need to the limitations of distribution. If you had something funny to show, you showed it and the world saw.
The pace of social media will likely replace that outlet in short order, but let us remember Vine in all its glory in the meantime. There are so, so many more. Heck, by the time this post goes live, I'll probably think of (or get suggestions for) 25 more.
By all means, send your favorites along in the comments section. On days like today, we should remember Vine fondly.
Before getting to the others, here’s my #humblebrag viral moment derived from Vine:
That was a fun one. So are all the 25 which follow:
Quite possibly my personal favorite (Pts. 1 and deux):
Nah, this is my personal favorite because it's so #nice:
I guess this is 1b of my favorite Philly vines https://t.co/T50z3v1ffh— Bear Thrylls (@DankRizzo) October 27, 2016
Dogs and music:
Dogs and anatomy:
the office dog now has a huge boner and wont stop staring at me https://t.co/qw0GelQ8h0— leon (@leyawn) August 22, 2013
Dogs and cars:
Dogs and steps:
The nature of life and death itself:
As long as this vine lives on forever https://t.co/PF5RpvmZt8— KinjaPromotions (@KinjaPromotions) October 27, 2016
Donald Trump and lights:
I forgot about this one which is a classic IMO https://t.co/AETR3D8f5P— 22, A Dyllion (@dylan_275) October 28, 2016
Donald Trump and Smash Mouth:
Toys and the knowledge thereof:
Neon outages and music:
If we're sharing favorite Vines, this one is definitely top five https://t.co/DdYOrNCt5d— Craig Bro Dude (@CraigSJ) October 27, 2016
Judging the footwear of others:
Cases of the Mondays:
And, finally, local politics: