Episode 260 – Nervous Twitch!

Vine 2

Is Vine alive again? Vine 2.0 Teased for 2018!

First of all, everyone loved Vine. We were all sad when Vine shut down. Now Vine may be coming back! In the form of Vine 2! What this exactly is though is anyone’s guess. But we’re very excited about a potential resurrection of the 7 second beauty!

Vine 2 is the creation of Vine 1’s Co-Founder Dan Hofman. Vine 1 was purchased by Twitter, who shut it down at the beginning of 2017 (Seems so long ago now doesn’t it!) It spawned a lot of creators careers but alleged monetization problems caused many creators to flee to Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. Jake/Logan Paul being the most prominent of the group. King Bach moving to the big screen and staring in a number of TV shows and Movies.

Vine 2: The rumours

Whilst this isn’t a definite that Vine will be born as Vine 2, Hofman himself did tweet that he is working on a follow up to Vine and funding it himself as a solo project. His most recent tweets Hofman shares concept images of a Vine 2 logo known simply as V2 and making sure each artist gets an equal voice, being generous to each artist, creating a civilised community and a ‘nope button’ which allows you to form your own timeline.

Most of all, we don’t know much else about Vine 2 but we’re very excited by the prospect of it. Will it be as successful as Vine 1, have we all been Vined out? Maybe time will tell, 2018 is shaping up to be very interesting!

Also, will you be going back to Vine? Let us know and hit us up via our Twitter page!

To listen to the guys chatting about this please click here!



What was once the epicenter for the short viral video creators you know and love today (King Bach, DeStorm, Hannah Stocking, Page Kennedy) Vine (before they all went to Facebook) was loved by millions of millennials around the world, creating usually relatable video meme’s or short funny videos that became meme’s in their own right has died.

Granted a lot of the creators had jumped ship to Facebook/Snapchat/Instagram due to more monetary values and the alure of Vine became less and less and less and less creators used Vine and thus did their audience.

Only four years ago before the app had even launched Vine, a mobile and web platform where users could post videos of up to 6 seconds which was put on an endless loop was purchased by Twitter for £24Million. Despite users being locked into Vine/Twitter (There was no way for the clips to be embedded on another social platform) Vine celebrities were created with hundreds of thousands and sometimes millions of followers, with many earning a living with promoted and sponsored Vines.

There is not a date when the app will be closed by in a blog post from the creators on Vine’s blog site said that users will be “notified before we make any changes to the app or website”

However in a twist of events Pornhub VP Corey Price has offered to take Vine off of Twitter in an open letter:

“We figure since Twitter has dropped (Vine) and is having significant layoffs, that you and your stakeholders could benefit from a cash infusion from the sale of Vine. Not to mention we would be saving Vine gems like ‘Damn Daniel,’ ‘Awkward Puppets’ and many more.”

Not only that Pornhub wishes to “restore Vine to its NSFW glory…….six seconds is more than enough for most people to enjoy themselves.”

Let us know some of your favourite Vines via our Twitter : @howtokillanhour

To hear the guys talking about the death of Vine: please click here!