Dom said this in his sad announcement today:
In the mean time, if you’re missing the original Vine experience, please try some of the other apps that have sprung up lately. I’ve been in touch with the teams behind some of them and will see if there are any ways we can help out. Similarly, if your team is working on a service that is in this space, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you want to exchange ideas.
I believe he’s referring to Oevo and Vero. They are both horrible, buggy apps, and the community is very small and boring. They are nothing like Vine, just bad knock-offs. Why would Dom spend time reaching out and helping these people with their apps — both of which tried to impersonate and slander V2 — instead of investing that time into V2? Doesn’t make any sense to me.
Probably the best place to do your thing is on Instagram or YouTube. They are established platforms that have a large community. That’s where I plan to invest my energy, not on these Vine knock-off apps.
Well, it was fun reminiscing about Vine and dreaming about a new Vine for the last 6 months with all of you. The community that sprung up here just shows how stupid it was for Twitter to shut down Vine instead of retooling it. Plus, I re-connected with a lot of my old Vine pals on Instagram and YouTube recently. So it wasn’t all for nothing.