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Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann says he’s working on ‘a follow-up to Vine’

Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann says he’s working on ‘a follow-up to Vine’


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Remember Vine? The six-second video social media app lived a roller-coaster life, going from small startup to Twitter-owned internet juggernaut to shut down in what felt like the blink of an eye. But there is some good news in the post-Vine darkness we’ve all been living in since Twitter shuttered the service last fall: Vine co-founder Dom Hofmann has announced (on Twitter, of all places) that he’s working on “a follow-up to Vine.”

There’s virtually no information about what Hofmann has in mind. We don’t even know if he means another short-form video app similar to the original Vine, or just some other project that will look to build on the foundation Vine started. Hofmann did say in a follow-up tweet that he’s funding the new project himself outside of his current company (a different mysterious project called Interspace). Hofmann declined to comment about the Vine follow-up beyond his tweets.

But if you’ve been sitting with a pang in your heart every time you see the sad, colorless Vine Camera icon on your home screen, at least now there’s some hope that maybe one day in the future, we’ll all be back at it again at Krispy Kreme.