In this day and age of social media where it is dominated by short-form videos like Snapchat and Instagram Stories, it would have been interesting to see how Vine would have fared. Unfortunately Twitter shut down the service before we could find out, although by the looks of it, we could be getting another shot.
As you might have heard, Vine’s co-founder Dom Hofmann recently tweeted that he is working on a follow-up to Vine, and in his latest tweet, Hofmann teased that Vine 2.0 could be coming. Details are scarce at this point in time, but based on Hofmann’s tweets, it seems that he is hinting that we could be looking at Vine 2.0 or an app that is similar.
Note that Vine was acquired by Twitter, although following the shut down of the service it is unclear as to what might have become of the brand and its IP (last we heard Twitter was apparently looking for a buyer). If it still belongs to Twitter we doubt that Hofmann would be launching Vine 2.0, which could mean that we will be looking at a service that is similar in concept/nature, or that’s what we are assuming.
That being said it unclear when Hofmann’s follow-up app/service will be launched, because he had previously tweeted that this would be an outside project that he will be funding himself, so as not to get in the way of his current work, meaning that he might not have that much time to develop it. Either way it will be interesting to see what he comes up with, and whether or not it will be a success, especially compared to the already-established social media platforms.