Looks like all those people who made a name for themselves are going to have to look somewhere else for fame. Fans will also have to look somewhere else for their fix of short-term laughter. After no one asked Twitter to the homecoming dance (purchased it) it has to do some trimming to stay alive. The first casualty is Vine. Twitter announced on Medium today that the Vine mobile applications for Android and iOS are being shut down soon. We knew it was coming but didn’t know it would hit such a popular part of the company. Nothing is disappearing just yet. It will take a few months and the site would still be up. Content creators will be able to download their Vines. Look for them to jump ship to YouTube, Facebook or even Google +
Twitter says; Since 2013, millions of people have turned to Vine to laugh at loops and see creativity unfold. Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app. We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way.
There were rumors of everyone from Google, to Disney to even Apple possibly buying the media, ah news, I mean ah social network? There lies one of the major issues with the company. No one really knows what it is or how to classify it. Not even Twitter itself. That might explain why no one picked it up. To say it is struggling lately is an understatement. Alongside its earnings report for the quarter they also announced that they would be laying off about 9 percent of its workforce.
Wow.. @vine is deleting their app and shutting it down… sad day considering it's where I first grew a following on social media :/
— Lance Stewart (@Lance210) October 27, 2016