Will Elon Musk revive Vine? Chief Twit asks users if he should bring back the six-second video platform that Twitter bought in 2013 and that created stars like YouTuber Logan Paul and musician Shawn Mendez
- Elon Musk conducted a survey on Twitter asking users if they would like Vine back
- Vine, launched in 2012, allows users to share videos of up to six seconds in length
- Twitter bought Vine shortly after its launch, but killed it in 2017
- Vine is known for creating several stars, including YouTuber Logan Paul and musician Shawn Mendez
Elon Musk, the new owner of Twitter, is running a poll on the platform to see if users are interested in seeing Vine return from the dead – a platform known for creating stars like Logan Paul and Shawn Mendez.
Vine, which allowed users to share six-second videos, was an overnight sensation in 2012 and was bought by Twitter just five months after its launch, but the social media platform killed it five years later due to increased competition in the market.
One user suggested that a Vine revival could make it a competitor to TikTok and “that would be funny,” to which chief Twit responded: “What can we do to make it better than TikTok?”
The poll received more than three million votes, with more than 69% of the vote saying “yes,” but it’s not clear if Musk has real plans to bring him back or is just having a hilarious conversation on Twitter.
Elon Musk is running a Twitter poll asking users if they want to see Vine back – more users have voted “yes”
Musk officially terminated his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter last Thursday after months of fighting with social media executives over concerns that most accounts are in fact spam bots.
He has since cleaned the house, fired executives like CEO Parag Agrawal, and is expected to fire “25 percent of the staff”.
While most of the news has focused on such events, Musk hopes to steer it toward Twitter’s evolution as a platform and hopes to get input from those who use the platform.
One user sees a potential Vine as a TikTok competitor, which has promoted Musk to ask what can be done to improve Vine
A lot of people don’t like TikTok and are looking for the China-owned platform to finally disappear.
While many users are thrilled with the idea of resurrecting Vine, others feel it should stay the same – dead
Twitter user, Tesla Owners Silicon Valley, suggested that Vine should not be a separate app, but instead live within Twitter.
Musk responded with the “100 percent” emoji as a response.
While many users are thrilled with the idea of resurrecting Vine, others feel it should stay the same – dead.
Twitter user, zo. ,: “We just love karma so much because of nostalgia.. like let’s leave it in the past and just enjoy what we got. We can love karma from afar I’m afraid!!
However, a lot of the public does not like TikTok and is looking for the China-owned platform to finally disappear.
Quinn Nelson shared on Twitter: ‘Re-Vine is Musk Twitter’s first good idea and it’s a very good one. I want tik tok to die.
Vine was the first of its kind, letting people create short videos to share with the world.
Vine has given rise to many well-known characters such as Logan Paul (left) and Shawn Mendez (right)
A photo of Musk with Rus Yusuppov, co-founder of Vine, was published in April 2022 — 11 days after Musk made Twitter’s takeover offer.
The app has also spawned several famous individuals including Shawn Mendez who is a world famous musician and Andrew ‘King Bach’ Bachelor who was one of the most followed creators on Vine and is now an actor in ‘The Mindy Project’.
Then there’s Logan Paul who started creating comedies for Vine and then moved on to YouTube when the app shut down.
However, he became a controversial figure when he presented the body of a man who killed himself in the famous “suicide jungle” in Japan.
Paul is now a professional wrestler signed with WWE and has over 23 million YouTube subscribers.
Mendes is known for several hit songs, including Stitches and Señorita.
A photo of Musk with Rus Yusuppov, one of the founders of Vine, posted in April 2022 by Yusuppov with the caption: ‘Heyelonmusk Was this meeting about saving Vine? I forgot….’
Musk offered to buy Twitter on April 14, and his photo was shared with Yusuppov just 11 days later, indicating that Musk had been planning to return Vine since his $44 billion deal was struck.
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