Today is a very sad day for memes, because Twitter killed its viral video app, Vine. Vine, while never “profitable,” was responsible for the internet’s most prolific and viral memes. To honor the beauty that was Vine, let’s take a tour through 10 vines that forever changed meme history.
New slang is born, thanks to Vine. As Kayla Newman, who coined ‘on fleek,’ told Fader, “I gave the world a word. I can’t explain the feeling.”
Nicholas Fraser’s take on Next’s “Too Close” became an anthem for anyone who’s ever been duped.
Again, fair question.
Vine shone a light on the many dancing doggies of the world. For that, I am grateful. And if you’re not, you’re likely a monster.
This particular Vine really sums up all the goodness the app had to offer. Something unexpected, something funny, some ridiculously cool tricks.
The meltdown is so raw, a slice of insanity that so perfectly captures how we all feel at the Genius Bar.
Who knew pretending random objects were Lush bath bombs could provide such joy?
It’s what he does.
Vine’s native meme, in which you do it for the Vine (ain’t gonna do it). A truly joyful meme.
Vine, we will miss you. We love you.