Vine’s closure led to YouTube’s most debated trend

Vine shut down a year ago today. Julia Alexander looks at what happened when its shut down and its biggest stars fled to YouTube:

The growing disdain original YouTubers had for Viners came to a head in June 2017, during an annual YouTube convention known as VidCon. Logan Paul announced he had hidden $3,000 somewhere around the convention center. In the middle of it, Paul went down and was ambushed by fans, breaking the convention’s rules and creating a very serious safety hazard. The footage Paul uploaded to YouTube was mocked by just about every major YouTube commentator, but it also solidified the Viners had invaded, and they had arrived.


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