#RIPVine

The video sharing app shuts down after 3+ years.

The video sharing app shuts down after 3+ years.

Cassiana Pozzi, Entertainment editor

     It was recently announced by Twitter that the popular social media app, Vine, will be shutting down in the next few months. Vine, which had first debuted in 2013, allowed users to post, like and “revine” six second videos. Vine lost it’s top 9,000 users in the past year, leading to the discontinuation of the app. A statement was released saying that user’s vines will stay up on the website and app so that viewers can come back to watch old posts.

     “We’ll be keeping the website online because we think it’s important to still be able to watch all the incredible Vines that have been made.” said Vine in the company’s recent statement posted on Twitter.

     Users are going back to the video sharing app and reminiscing old, comedic vines while also sharing them to Twitter. Some of the most popular shared vines bring back old trends of 2014 or humorously crafted vines from the more recent months. Popular viners had also revisited the app once more to say their goodbyes and thank their followers. Many popular celebrities had arose from the app and could now be found on the big screen or on the radio. Singers such as Shawn Mendes, Jack and Jack, Ruth B., and Us The Duo started their career by just posting short covers to the app. And now, Shawn Mendes’ album Illuminate was topping iTunes charts and he was guest performer on the Ellen Degeneres show. Other popular viners that have gone on to work on projects such as movies and tv shows, such as Cameron Dallas, Nash Grier, Lele Pons, Christian DelGrosso, Marcus Johns, and Jerome Jarre. Josh Peck, one of the stars of Nickelodeon’s show Drake & Josh, had also made funny vines with other popular viners.

     Although most of the popular users’ vines are scripted, there are a large number of random, yet hilarious six second videos that caused viral trends and were shared over other forms of media. These annoying, but amusing trends include “yeet”, “what are those”, “you’re not my dad”, and unexpected John Cena music.

Fortunately, Vine will be keeping up these memorable posts for users to go back and watch, even though no more trends will be surfacing from the app.