Twitter is killing off Vine

Casey Newton, The Verge, Oct 27, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The news today spread faster than any Vine video (it came and was over while I was watching a single Bill Mahar video). Twitter "said it would not delete any Vines that have been posted — for now, anyway. 'We value you, your Vines, and are going to do this the right way,' the company said in a Medium post. 'You’ll be able to access and download your Vines. We’ll be keeping the website online because we think it’s important to still be able to watch all the incredible Vines that have been made.'" Translation: download your videos now and put them in your own archive, before they disappear forever the way your Google Video, Blip and Ustream videos did. Interestingly, you can read the announcement on Medium but not on the Vine website.

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