Livestreaming and the reinvention of Vine How social media changed in 2016

first_img2016 was a year of change and growth for many social media platforms. Some expanded their services, others met their demise, and many of the big players became obsessed with providing their users with the ability to livestream. But even with all the changes, one thing remained consistent. Topics Canadians cared about, whether it be Drake, the U.S. election or Pokemon Go, were sure to show up on social media platforms across the board.The death of VineOne of the biggest changes to the social media landscape in 2016 came when Twitter announced it was shutting down its short-form video service Vine in an effort to cut costs. Twitter Advertisement Vine, the platform that allows users to record and loop up to six seconds of video, surfaced back in 2013 (Twitter acquired it before it even launched) and, over the years, it helped produce several stars including Canadians Shawn Mendes and Ruth B. But with Twitter bleeding money, and struggling to find a buyer, the social media giant made the cut quite abruptly, much to the horror of “viners” everywhere. Facebook Login/Register With: Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisementlast_img

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