If you were lucky enough to be a teenager between the years of 2013 to 2017, you are probably familiar with the since-deleted video platform, Vine. The once social media phenomena featured short 7 second videos, that usually were hilarious bits of comedy. It was basically the more-condensed version of TikTok with less dancing and more embarrassing moments.
The platform officially shut down in 2017 after only a few years of immense popularity, as it proved to not be profitable. Many of Vine’s top celebrities and viewers were disappointed by the decision, and were only left with YouTube compilation videos to reminisce on the peak of comedy.
While Vine fans miss the platform dearly, some people on Twitter have reflected on the app and question how funny it ~really~ was. ‘Vine’ has been trending all day as Twitter debates if Vine is comparable to TikTok in terms of comedy, and there are some STRONG opinions on both side.
This the one of the first tweets that started it all. The user wrote, “vines weren’t as funny as y’all think they were.”
vines weren’t as funny as y’all think they were
— ✯ (@crispypunani) March 23, 2021
Vazquez dug up this old vine in response saying, “ViNe WaSnT EvEn tHaT FunNy” then explain this.”
“ViNe WaSnT EvEn tHaT FunNy” then explain this 😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/Jh721BZKmq
— *Vazquez (@vazques_ismael) March 24, 2021
Ivy, on Twitter, wrote, “no theyre right vine really wasnt as funny as yall say it was.” Ouch.
no theyre right vine really wasnt as funny as yall say it was
— ✿ ivy (@ruikamishiros) March 24, 2021
Nova called out everyone making negative claims against Vine, writing ” the only ppl saying vine wasnt funny were the ones that watched vines on yt or never seen good ones. vine was good asf.”
the only ppl saying vine wasnt funny were the ones that watched vines on yt or never seen good ones. vine was good asf
— ًnova (@CRIMSONWRAlTH) March 24, 2021
This user wrote, “Vine was a genius meme-factory, y’all just scared to admit it…”
Vine was a genius meme-factory, y'all just to scared to admit it… pic.twitter.com/zGos1JjdXp
— aka QuickLime (@TylerSoulier) March 24, 2021
King Juwan shared this classic vine, “Vine trending again because it gave birth to this social media content sh*t.”
Vine trending again because it gave birth to this social media content shit pic.twitter.com/nDHF8jyXpD
— King Juwan (@KingTrillaX) March 24, 2021
And may we never forget the “AND THEY WERE ROOMMATES,” vine.
people saying vine wasn’t funny clearly never saw this vine pic.twitter.com/clvP6rjbYp
— gregg (@Gregggyboy) March 24, 2021
Ted shared this, “never forget this vine.”
never forget this vine 💀 pic.twitter.com/Nxj7TyzQEQ
— TED (@HilariousTed) March 24, 2021
We have to agree with this user who wrote, “What we won’t do is re-write Vine out of history as a MAJOR influence on social media culture.” Not to start controversy but Vine walked so TikTok could run.
What we won’t do is re-write Vine out of history as a MAJOR influence on social media culture pic.twitter.com/xxcZQiBlJR
— 📟🌐 TRÉ VAYNE, INC. 🌐📟 (@trevaynebitch) March 24, 2021
I mean, COME ON. These are pure gold… right?
Bringing this vine back to the TL pic.twitter.com/mi8JuAeLho
— memory lane (@bitchiwas999) March 24, 2021
Marcus was not having it with these TikTok users talking smack about Vine writing, “Bring back vine, they can delete tiktok.”
Bring back vine, they can delete tiktok pic.twitter.com/7SJpio6GXD
— iaminfiniteGames (@_marcusturner_) March 24, 2021
This Vine lives rent-free in our heads, and thanks to Cris, we can relive it. They wrote, “Don’t sit here and say vine wasn’t funny when this gem was around. Y’all chose to blow King Bach and Lele pons who made racist and stereotypical vines.” This is reference to King Bach and Lele Pons who blew up on the platform.
Don’t sit here and say vine wasn’t funny when this gem was around. Y’all chose to blow King Bach and Lele pons who made racist and stereotypical vines. pic.twitter.com/WvCp5N6lgl
— Cris✨ (@noboa207) March 24, 2021
We could not imagine a world where Vine never existed. Seven seconds to make a random clip hilarious- unmatched. But maybe Generation Z has a point. What do you think? Do you think Vine was funny or are you team TikTok? Let us know in the comments. Also do not forget to share your favorite vines!