If you’re still mourning the loss of the beloved six-second-video app, Vine, nearly a year after it was shut down by its parent company Twitter last January, don’t worry, I totally get it; not a day goes by I don’t think about this Vine and how much better the internet would be with another version of the app. Which—omigod, great news!—is actually happening. The founder of Vine, Dom Hoffman, tweeted that he’s working on a new thing, a “follow-up” to Vine, and today, he shared what seems like its logo and name: V2. V2! Like Vine: The Sequel.
You know what that means—where there’s a new shortform social media platform, there are teens who will use it to lowkey launch highkey music and media careers, and I personally am here for it. Vine originally gave us Shawn Mendes, and say whatever you want about that guy, but actually don’t bother, because he is great and “Stitches” is a perfect song. No, shh, stop it—I don’t care.
Do you hear that? That’s the sound of labels everywhere making a note of download the new Vine as soon as it’s available and start looking for the next big thing. What new musical talents will V2 introduce us too? How soon after the launch will its first star break out? How many parents will be confused by what their children are doing online? Strap in—it’s going to be a wild ride.