March 23, 2023
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Twitter challenges TikTok, Elon Musk plans to revive Vine short-form platform

After acquiring Twitter, Elon Musk has made a lot of moves. In addition to dissolving the board of directors and becoming CEO, it is rumored that he plans to turn account authentication into a paid service, and users need to renew their “Blue Tick” authentication status every day. The latest news indicates that Musk plans to revitalize the short-form platform Vine, hoping to get a share of the hot TikTok in recent years.

Vine, which suddenly became popular in 2012, is a short film platform that was once very popular with young people in Europe and America. The uploaded videos can be up to 6 seconds, but it has inspired a lot of creativity. It can be regarded as the earliest short film platform to become popular. Unfortunately, after being acquired by Twitter, Vine not only did not expand further, but also terminated the service in 2016 because of poor management. Although TikTok has emerged in recent years, many comments believe that Vine, which only takes 6 seconds, is more free and creative.

Elon Musk recently polled on Twitter and asked netizens if they were interested in seeing Vine go abroad. Nearly 70% of the 4.92 million netizens who voted agreed. In one of the comments, Musk even asked famous YouTuber Mr. Beast for advice on what to do to make Vine better than TikTok. There are reports that Musk has instructed Twitter engineers to evaluate Vine’s code, with the goal of activating and re-launching the platform by the end of 2022, but has it been changed or updated since it was closed in 2016, some engineers pointed out that to reuse the old Vine code base or need It takes a lot of effort.

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