A Letter To The People Of Social Media

Subject: A Letter To The People Of Social Media
From: N Nguyen
Date: 15 Dec 2017

Dear literally everyone,

I am writing to you guys for there is hope for Vine, my friends. Although they have taken down the six second videos that we all enjoy, there are ways to resurrect this entertainment app. Vines made us laugh and cry, it put us into amazement and excitement. We all had our favorite Viners and knew the which ones were the viral videos. References were made countlessly. Then Twitter bought Vine and things got interesting. Now everyone can tweet vines and caption it. This expanded the community’s content by a ton. Throughout the years, Vines created trends and expanded different types of culture for us. Later down the road, Twitter decides to kill Vine and put it to its end. Vine needs to come back because it was an iconic database of quality entertainment videos. It was mainly shutdown because of the dynamics of its content creators, the lack of money, and its potential incompetency with other social media platforms. I find these problems easy to fix and I know you guys do too.

The dynamics of the content creators mean that when Viners get famous, they usually ditch Vine and pursue something greater rather than continuing dishing out Vines. This is true but there is a cycle involved to make this situation harmless. Famous Viners will go away but amateur Viners will rise. For example, famous Viners like Logan Paul and Lele Pons went onto Youtube but amateur Viners like Cody Ko and Nick Colletti blew up a couple months before Vine shutdown. Vines helped create careers for people that didn’t have the chance. Users all over the country obtained their deserved fame. To keep the Vining cycle, I encourage you guys to continue to make Vines. The more videos created, the higher the chances to increase the app’s content and the user’s fame. Literally a win-win situation for Vine and its users. Not all famous Viners leave their place. Famous Viners like King Bach and Nash Grier still made Vines throughout the years when it was still alive and they both had more than ten million followers! Some continue to post frequently but their hobbies were cut off when Vine was announced to shut down.

As mentioned earlier, people thought that Vine could not compete with other social media platforms. Vines are popular in high school and college. This captures a wide range of ages of social media users. The youth knows the trends and it fuels future content. For example, teenagers in my high school would talk about the latest dance moves like dabbing or Milly Rocking and they influenced by all the dance Vines. Songs blew up from Vines like “1Night” by Lil Yatchy or “Coco” by OT Genesis because people watched them and it easily caught on due to the synergy of the video and song. Vines are so iconic and original; the videos get networked around different social media platforms. I can see Vines on Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, and many more. I know you guys see it too, regardless of what type of social media you are using. There is no future incompetency here since Vines were intertwined with other platforms.

I know there are millions of us that use Twitter and other social media platforms. With the numbers in mass, a movement could be at hand. Vine was the most installed app in the Apple Store in 2012 and it was the most used video sharing application in 2013. Apparently, Twitter didn’t have the money to keep Vine profitable. Now I say to you guys, donate to the campaigns that push for Vine’s revival. The donations don’t have to be large. As I mentioned before, we have the population to push this movement; if we all pitched in a little, the total sum of donations will be surprisingly large. Even after donations, we can push for petitions to get that extra mile. Twitter can also impose more advertisement for revenue to increase. Twitter and the people of social media can easily put Vine back up on its feet with these simple strategies. Perhaps now as you continue to read, you can see the solutions as clearly as I can.

In conclusion, we need to campaign for the revival of Vine because it was influential to society and had a video database of rich content. People said it got out of date but a lot of culture and trends started on Vine and both will continue to thrive as long as people will continue to post. We, the people of social media, are also the people of culture and opinions. It isn’t always about the money. We enjoy rich entertainment; Vine offered that. Now in return, bring back Vine to life. Donate to Vine revival campaigns or fundraise for Vine to come back. Create more content to keep the cycle going and maintain the freshness of the site. Lastly, there is no incompetency when almost social media platforms have Vines all over their database. Vines are still talked about today even though it is dead. We have Vine threads on Twitter and Vine compilations on YouTube. We will never forget about Vine.


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