Is Twitter’s closure of Vine an Incredible Journey?
@jkottke There is something so happy-making about these things!
@NeilBennun It just took me 15 minutes to work out how to get a PDF from my Mac on to my iPad.
@marks Part of me has sympathy, part of me thinks “you didn’t think this might happen?”
@dracos Yeah, seems to nice and easy and free and everything to last. Also, this glass is half-empty!
@dracos I meant a start-up/business, rather than a hobby, but I kind of ran out of characters :)
And, yes, it’s easy for me to sit up here in my ivory hobby horse taking gentle potshots at people, having never started anything myself.
I could have written that as an unwieldy and hard-to-find-in-the-future series of tweets, as is all the rage. But I like you.
I wrote about why I don’t think Vine’s closure counts as an Incredible Journey: ourincrediblejourney.tumblr.com/post/152418580… In case you care.
@textfiles I’m easily persuaded either way!
“Buy a business and close its service” is very different to “Buy a business and try to make it work for years, but fail”.
Should Vine count as an “Incredible Journey”? It’s been 4 years since acquisition. After so long it’s more like a business failing, sadly.
@philgyford I know you wanted to spend the next 3 hours arguing with me