Vine was special, really special to Twitter even if the micro-blogging site had to let off it to improve its finances and numerous other reasons. Just a couple of days after shutting down Vine, the social network has launched an “Online archive” as a commemoration of the loop service with all the posts made from 2013 through 2016 preserved there.
After announcing Vine’s shut down long time back, Twitter seems to have rethought its plans again and again and first came up with Vine Camera app and now the Archives. Notably, Archives will only have content from last three years and all the new videos uploaded through the Vine Camera app will be uploaded only to Twitter.
In addition to the videos themselves, some metadata has also been preserved, including the number of likes, ravines and loops the video received, along with the original posting date, title and the creator’s username.
The new Archive page also has a community section that can be used to view the best of Vine. So, you have videos in categories like “most revined fail,” “most liked kid” “most looped comedy edit” blog post and so on and so forth. For the hardcore vine user, the archives are a surefire way to indulge in some nostalgia while other can go there if bored and have a good laugh.
“…the Vine Archive is a time capsule of all posts made to vine.co from 2013–2017. Jump into a classic meme, have a laugh, or look up a profile,” said the company in a blog post.
But the question that we are asking Twitter is- “Why did you shut it down?” You surely had many other options to leverage it better.