Today is a very sad day for memes, because Twitter killed its viral video app, Vine. Vine, while never “profitable”, was responsible for the internet’s most prolific and viral memes. To honour the beauty that was Vine, let’s take a tour through 10 vines that forever changed meme history.
1. On Fleek
New slang is born, thanks to Vine. As Kayla Newman, who coined “on fleek”, told Fader, “I gave the world a word. I can’t explain the feeling.”
2. What are thoooose?
3. Why the fuck you lying?
Nicholas Fraser’s take on Next’s “Too Close” became an anthem for anyone who’s ever been duped.
4. Who is she?
Again, fair question.
5. Dancing doges
Vine shone a light on the many dancing doggies of the world. For that, I am grateful. And if you’re not, you’re likely a monster.
6. Back at it again at Krispy Kreme
This particular Vine really sums up all the goodness the app had to offer. Something unexpected, something funny, some ridiculously cool tricks.
7. Woman loses her cool at the Apple store
The meltdown is so raw, a slice of insanity that so perfectly captures how we all feel at the Genius Bar.
8. Lush bath bombs
Who knew pretending random objects were Lush bath bombs could provide such joy?
9. Rick Ross eats pears
It’s what he does.
10. Do it for the Vine!
Vine’s native meme, in which you do it for the Vine (ain’t gonna do it). A truly joyful meme.
Vine, we will miss you. We love you.