Vine's desktop home page in late 2016
|Project status||Application: Closing, Videos: Endangered|
|Archiving status||In progress...|
|IRC channel||(on EFnet)|
Vine is a short-form video sharing service where users can share six-second-long looping video clips. The service was founded in June 2012, and American microblogging website Twitter acquired it in October 2012, just before its official launch. Users' videos are published through Vine's social network and can be shared on other services such as Facebook and Twitter.
On October 27th, 2016, the Vine Team & Twitter announced that the mobile app would be discontinued in the coming months, and that the current videos and content on the site will remain up and available for the time being. As this information is slightly vague, it's best to take it with a grain of salt and make attempts to grab and save videos from Vine.
You can see all the videos and users we currently know about in this tracking database. Candidate videos get added to the database a few different ways:
- You can submit one or more Vines using this form. This is useful if you aren't a Twitter user.
- You can tweet your Vine URL to @archiveteam. This lets your followers know about ArchiveTeam's work.
- A bot is collecting all Vine URLs that are publicly tweeted. You can see these posted here.
- When archiving a Vine the vine-grab Warrior code recognizes videos and user profiles to feed back into the tracking database to be picked up later.
In the News
- Inside the Secret Meeting that Changed the Fate of Vine Forever, Tech.Mic, October 29, 2016
- A Moment Of Silence For The Black And Brown Talent That Grew On Vine, NPR, October 28, 2016
- Important News about Vine - Today, we are sharing the news that in the coming months we’ll be discontinuing the mobile app., Medium - October 28, 2016