Twitter Kills Vine, Freeing Up Six Seconds of Our Day


Perhaps our attention spans haven’t shrunk as much as we thought.

Twitter has just announced that they will shut down Vine, their six-second video service. This comes on the heels of announcing a 9% cut in their workforce due to slow growth.

Vine only just rolled out a monetization plan in June, so it’s probably safe to say it didn’t go very well. We probably have Snapchat and Instagram, which both offer more than six second video, to thank for that.

If you have a cache of Vines of your own, you don’t have to panic like an investor in 1929. Current Vines will remain on the site for posterity, you just can’t post new ones.  

The only question left is what to do with all this new-found extra time. Microwave a bag of popcorn to 1/30th of completion, brush the upper-left quadrant of your teeth, or strategically let out a fart on the other side of the room? Sky’s the limit.

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Samuel Braslow is an associate editor at FourTwoNine Magazine, and covers current events and politics for the website.

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