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Twitter Says Goodbye with #RIPVine

By Rebecca Pahle | Twitter | October 28, 2016 |

By Rebecca Pahle | Twitter | October 28, 2016 |

Your six-second mourning period begins: Four years after its purchase, Twitter is axing Vine, a mobile app that allowed its users to create six-second loops. As time-wasters go, watching Vines was always fun, but as a platform, it was never easily monetizable, and the introduction of Instagram video in 2013 ate at its growth in a big way. Per an official statement, Vine’s mobile app will be discontinued “in the coming months,” though the website and all its videos will still be around, at least for now.

Twitter reacted to yesterday’s news with an outpouring of affection for its ill-gotten little sister, users sharing some of their favorite 6-second magnum opuses (opi?) through the tag #RIPVine. Because I know damn well it’s a Friday and your productivity was shot before you even poured that first cup of coffee, here’s a compilation of some of the best and most popular Vines for your lazy self.