By Ulises Rodriguez, Staff Reporter
So what if I were to tell you that the famous Vine app is back and better than ever. You wouldn’t believe me, right? Well, the Vine app or Byte is back to take over the app store, now let me give you a recap down old memory lane.
We all know that a couple of years ago we were all on that “do it for the Vine” mentality back in 2014. Unfortunately, towards the end of the app’s life, it got overrun with BTS short clips. I’m not hating on the group but Vine was meant for creative short clips and I know I deleted the app after it got to that point.
The app was permanently killed and renamed the “Vine Camera” in 2017, which I’m thankful for because trust me, my videos were utter garbage. To others, the app was more of a way to get memes and be part of meme society, if you believe in that.
The world of 15-second videos was gone until TikTok sort of brought it back. I honestly tried TikTok for an hour and I was not amused. All it had was little kids dancing to music and lip-syncing. I was expecting something traditional like Vine, where someone would do something extreme like using the intercom at Walmart.
I got rid of that app to save myself from being sucked into a lame craze, that for some reason people are now making money off of…yeah, making money for lip-syncing. While I’m over here busting my ass to get a decent paying job after graduating.
Several students at CSUDH reminisced on what made Vine so fucking beautiful.
“Vine was legit the place, I still remember the ‘ooo kill em’ Vine with Terrio and the ‘deez nuts’ Vine,” Riley Villanueva, a 20-year-old art major, said.
Frederick Quezada, a 24-year-old criminal justice major, gave a little reminder on what it means to “do it for the Vine.”
“I remember the dumbest thing we did for the Vine was the Harlem Shake, we had I think 17 guys squeeze into the restroom and we just went crazy.” Quezada said.
Now the good news is we can go back to doing stuff for the Vine, like “yeet” our way to class or do some Harlem Shake video in your professor’s office hours. The creator of Vine has released to the application market the app that is meant to replace the missed Vine app.
The app is called Byte…now you’re probably understanding why I named the headline that. I was going to go with “take a Byte out of Vine’s buttocks” except not use buttocks because I’m trying to clean it up.
Like the old Vine app, you can only upload six-second videos and you can get as creative as you can be with them. Then, of course, the main menu has the different categories you can choose from.
Just one big favor, please for the love of God don’t streak through campus and say you are doing it for the Vine. The app does not give you a get out of jail free card or a hall pass, so make perfectly legal videos.
So if you’re still reading you should probably consider stopping here and downloading the app, because you could be watching something entertaining than having to read about my sugar-coated ass talking about the app.
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