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Vine Co-Founder Dom Hofmann Says He's Working On 'a Follow-Up To Vine' ( 54

Last year, the six-second video social media app called Vine was shut down by Twitter. The Verge reports that Vine's co-founder, Dom Hofmann, says he's working on "a follow-up to Vine," where he will be funding the project himself outside of his current company, Interspace. "I'm going to work on a follow-up to vine. i've been feeling it myself for some time and have seen a lot of tweets, dms, etc.," Hofmann tweeted.

Unfortunately, he didn't elaborate on his plans. It's possible the follow-up site could be another short-term video app similar to the original Vine, or some other project that will look to build on the foundation Vine started. Would you be interested in a new Vine-like social media app, or did Vine never really appeal to you to begin with?
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Vine Co-Founder Dom Hofmann Says He's Working On 'a Follow-Up To Vine'

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  • Awesome! (Score:5, Funny)

    by Gravis Zero ( 934156 ) on Friday December 01, 2017 @03:25AM (#55656295)

    We can't wait for more worthless social media platforms! ;)

    • Most of the youtube videos I've seen would be better off with a much shorter limit. Maybe 6 seconds was too short, but I do think there's some value in not giving self-important idiots too much time to blabber.

      Maybe something identical to youtube but it automatically edits out pointless splash screens, repetitive content in a less-than-ten-minute video, and converts content that would be better in text form from video to text?

      And also sends out flying killer robots to murder the families of people wh
  • This is the kind of hard-hitting journalism that has been sorely missing on slashdot lately. Thanks Beau.

  • This is BIG news! ...

    Maybe ...

    Sort of ...

    Possibly ...

    I don't know...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 01, 2017 @04:53AM (#55656501)

    Vine is as ridiculous as Twitter, as a poinzless variation on something that is already existing.

    It is just a file sharer ... limited to videos ... limited to a few seconds.
    Like you couldn't just use a normal video hoster for this. Hell, give FTP a faster search function, some extended attributes, and enforce a certain file system structure, and you got the exact same functionality! Or actually even more!
    As it could replace YouTube, Twitter, Soundcloud, Blogs, Sharehosters, and pretty much everything else like that out there.

    This is the same insanity as "apps": There's an app for everything because there HAS to be an app for every permutation of combinations of functionality!
    Because apparently, the iDiots that come up with this shit either do not understand the concept of a computer (its universality being the point!), or deliberately transform it into a fixed-function appliance/gadget so you cannot treat it *like a computer*, but HAVE to get a different tool or each different job.

    • Indeed, Twitter may or may not be ridiculous for you. It actually is a great communication tool. It, just like the phone, email, even Slashdot Forums can be absurd at times.

      Twitter is about several things, IMO. (Not limited to these, just an off the cuff quick list).

      1) Real-Time conversation (generally).
      2) Finding conversation that interests you - just like why Slashdotters, in general, are here. (It is obvious we disagree in many areas, but technology seems to be an underlying connecting thread HERE).
      3) Ve

    • Yeah, and who needs slashdot? All we really need is flat text files in one big folder for each of our comments.

    • Like you couldn't just use a normal video hoster for this.

      Keep It Short Stupid is a good principle, but not something most people hold themselves to. A platform that FORCES brevity might logically seem stupid, but it works. How else do you explain twitter's rise in popularity when facebook already existed? Better marketing?

      Vine clips were an interesting niche for humor. Try watching some of their vines hosted on youtube. Then try to watch anything they've done on youtube with no constraints on time. It's clear that most are in need of forced editing.

  • by Anonymous Coward

    "Privileged Ball-scratcher Scratches Balls Again"

    Familiar Odours Linger

  • Didn't RTFA (Score:5, Funny)

    by Blade ( 1720 ) on Friday December 01, 2017 @06:45AM (#55656709) Homepage

    My attention span is shot from years of social media abuse, so I didn't read the article.

    Could someone post a 9 second video of them summarising it for me?

    • by WallyL ( 4154209 )

      Could someone post a 9 second video of them summarising it for me?

      No, I can't. Vine was shut down!

  • if it that is what keeps him busy and happy.

  • I look forward to not using it.
  • Twelve second videos?

  • It will revolutionize the way we think about social media.
  • Vine was mildly amusing for about 10 minutes. But a short video loop is not a tweet-- you would see it over and over until you manually advanced to the next video. What is needed is a stream that, akin to a twitter feed, will play one loop after another in a continuous movie as new segments are posted. I want to just sit back and watch all my follows in a mashup, not have to constantly click to get to the next one...

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