Twitter announced this morning that its video clip platform Vine will be closed in the coming months, and on my timeline, the news was met with anger, confusion, and sadness. Vine was a platform that birthed countless memes and allowed genuine talents like Vic Berger, Jay Versace and Victor Pope Jr. to develop their styles, gain an audience, and even profit (although many online tastemakers saw their creations jacked for no compensation).
Past its presence as a unique incubator for all sorts of creatives young and old, Vine was also a powerful tool for activists, as The Washington Post's Wesley Lowry recalled. "Easy to forget, but Vine was really, really big during Ferguson - which happened before periscope/Snapchat were things," he said on Twitter.
For now, though, all we want to do is wallow in the Vines that made us laugh. Fortunately, a lot of Twitter users are feeling the same, and are posting their favorite clips below. Here's a small selection of some classic Vines.
See you on the other side, Vine.