Last week, Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann announced his intention to resurrect the shuttered six-second video app. And when Hofmann shared a potential logo for the project on Wednesday — with the name ‘V2‘ written in the platform’s signature font (it has received roughly 200,000 Retweets to date) — a handful of digital stars who ascended to fame on Vine reacted with a combination of skepticism and glee.
Vine’s former most-followed creator, King Bach, joked about having to emerge from retirement — though, to be fair, the 29-year-old has been keeping himself plenty busy on other platforms, as well as with a slew of Hollywood projects. Other former Vine stars, like Brittany Furlan, also expressed interest — though, to be fair, it is unclear how the re-imagined platform will function. (Twitter ultimately opted to terminate Vine last year after creators fled for competing platforms due to a lack of money-making opportunities).
Vine 2? What?? But I was having so much fun in retirement
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— King Bach (@KingBach) December 6, 2017
Vine 2… not many sequels are better than the original but we’ll seeeeeee
— @BrittanyFurlan (@BrittanyFurlan) December 7, 2017
Matthew Espinosa and Christine Sydelko were more cautiously optimistic about a prospective Vine resurgence. While Espinosa bemoaned the fact that the platform would likely be besieged by a new generation of fame-hungry creators, Sydelko shared a list of the people that she thinks should be barred, including former Vine luminary Nash Grier.
And Nathan Zed, a YouTube and Vine creator, has his doubts about the longevity of another six-second video app. “Y’all gonna use it for a year and then stop using it, and they’re gonna have to shut it down for a second time,” Zed laughed.
Oh wow v2 is about to be filled with so many people who just make vines for fame, can it just be for the OG viners plz
— Matthew Espinosa (@TheMattEspinosa) December 7, 2017
People not to tell about vine 2
1. The Muppets
2. Alex Trebek
3. My Aunt Linda
4. Cheryl Crowe
6. Nash Grier
— Christine Sydelko (@csydelko) December 6, 2017
lmaooooo vine gonna make a vine 2 and yall gon use it for a year and then stop using it and they gon have to shut it down for a second time lmfaooooooooo
— Freudian album of the year (@NathanZed) December 6, 2017