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As the Internet Mourns, Vine Experiences a Revival: The 10 Best Vines (a Subjective List)

Oh, Vine, only in death can you know how much we truly loved you.

Maple, the dog drummer.


Vincent Van Gogh, Emily Dickinson, Vivian Maier: artists who received the recognition they deserved only after their deaths. With the uproar that echoed across the internet with news of its death, it appears Vine will be joining their ranks.

READ MORE: Vine Is Gone, But Not Forgotten: Why Twitter’s Defunct Platform Was an Incubator for Digital Creatives

As soon as the news broke, users, fans and even indifferent one-time viewers took to Twitter to share their favorite Vines. Popular past videos are trending again, as evidenced by the little fire sign next “Do It for the Vine,” an ear worm of a dance video that spawned multiple parodies and responses. As with anything viral, there is no surefire way to create a killer vine. But like most things on the internet, magic ingredients include children, animals and timely pop-culture references. One thing is certain about nailing the six-second video: It’s all in the timing.

READ MORE: Vine Closing: Twitter to Shut Down Video-Sharing App

We discussed previously how digital creators used the six-second video format to explore short form storytelling. Ultimately, the most shared Vines are just plain silly. Here are 10 of the most memorable Vines, from our hearts to yours.

From IndieWire’s own Zack Sharf, who tells Robin Thicke what we all wish we could:

Everyone needs a friend like this little guy:

Doesn’t Bernie Sanders remind you of a Disney Princess in this video?

Aretha throwing Taylor Swift shade is just everything.

The video that could launch a thousand short stories:

Biting cultural criticism here:

This dog is more famous than I will ever be, and I’m not mad about it:

Perhaps the most iconic Vine of all time:

Tyra Banks better watch her back:

Lastly, a personal favorite: Mission Chinese chef Danny Bowien’s adorable child Mino eating a lime:

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