The 10 Vines That Shaped Meme History

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.


1. On Fleek

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.”

2. What are thoooose?

Fair question.

3. Why the fuck you lying?


Nicholas Fraser’s take on Next’s “Too Close” became an anthem for anyone who’s ever been duped.

4. Who is she?


Again, fair question.

5. Dancing doges


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.


6. Back at it again at Krispy Kreme


This particular Vine really sums up all the goodness the app had to offer. Something unexpected, something funny, some ridiculously cool tricks.

7. Woman loses her shit at the Apple store


The meltdown is so raw, a slice of insanity that so perfectly captures how we all feel at the Genius Bar.

8. Lush bath bombs


Who knew pretending random objects were Lush bath bombs could provide such joy?

9. Rick Ross eats pears


It’s what he does.

10. Do it for the Vine!

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.


Eve Peyser was the night editor at Gizmodo.


Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

No wonder Vine is dead, these are all terrible.