According to co-founder Dom Hofmann, the vines are inhabited. An enthusiastic entrepreneur who is constantly working on the spiritual successor of short-form video apps that are not currently in use says that the proper sequel is Byte and will come in the spring of 2019.
Twitter initially bought the 2012 Vine, and close it down after about four years, before its official launch. Despite its short life span, Vine has become a very popular platform for video creators, many of whom have moved to Instagram, Twitch and YouTube. TikTok, a Chinese company, also known as ByteDance, at Vine's place, inherited a short video torch.
Hofmann, now co-creator of the vine, is reviving it as a Byte. There is a nice logo to be with him.
While it is not well known how Byte works, Hofmann says it is a project officially known as v2, a project that has been open to the public through a fan forum and has gone through a transparent development process. About six months since last November.
Hofmann postponed v2 indefinitely in May of this year, citing his money and logistics issues and his job of running an immersive entertainment studio called Innerspace VR. Hofmann has opened a forum for the discussion to continue. It seems that now we are looking for a way to fund v2 to use v2 as a Byte. We may hear it sooner, but we can be relieved just by hearing that it is happening, and the 6-second video that forms the modern Internet culture can be a big repercussion.