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My collection of 10 digital readings!! They're all about vine so I hope you find some of them funny!

100 Parenting Memes That Will Keep You Laughing For Hours
buzzfeed.com

100 Parenting Memes That Will Keep You Laughing For Hours

I honestly wanted to use this one because it's buzzed and i knew i wouldn't get bored. I've written 30 paragraphs on this topic and i feel FULLY educated on it. I have been really into parenting memes lately and I have no idea why but the article grabbed my attention. Again i like the format of the list and i honestly found these funny even though i can only relate from the kids point of view. I know these barely has anything to do with my topic but it's something i'm interested in and i might find something that i can use for my essay in it.

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Five Reasons Millennials Love Social Media
theodysseyonline.com

Five Reasons Millennials Love Social Media

first of all I love it when websites put something in a list for me and make it easier to read. The first thing I noticed was the use of the word "we" it made me feel more connected. In overall it's just a list of five things repeated. I didn't like what it was saying at all actually. The setup and display was very nice and my whole reason for clicking on the link. It says that meeting new people is one of the reasons we love social media. I know i've seen people i've never met but not necessarily met people because of social media. It also says that we love social media because we love socializing, which kind of contradict itself but i get what they're trying to say, and i agree.

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What Makes a Meme Go Viral, According to the Man Who Invented the Term
thoughtco.com

What Makes a Meme Go Viral, According to the Man Who Invented the Term

the first thing presented in this article is a meme. It's not s good meme but it gets the point across. Whoever wrote this obviously didn't know about the real memes that are popular. The ones shown are like the ones from 2010 that use deodorant to be popular. It talks about the definition of a meme and what makes a meme funny. These rules completely don't apply anymore. It says a meme must be replaceable, I agree with this. Memes are usually taken and changed or made different but the basis of the meme remains. Memes do not always spread quickly, the really dank ones don't spread fast or barely even become popular. These memes are the ones that are usually pretty offensive which just makes them all the more funny.

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35 good memes that got us through a bad year
mashable.com

35 good memes that got us through a bad year

2017 was a rough year and this is proof that we use social media as a comedic output. A lot of these are political. and the ones that aren't like #8 is self deprecating. the person that originally made that meme was probably just trying to be relatable but had an underlying meaning. its relatable for a reason. Like number 13 some of them are serious with a funny covering, trying to make it seem light when the world problems are very serious. all social medias are used as outputs, whether it be straight up ranting or making a depressing meme. This generation needed a distraction from everything that's going on and can do nothing about

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61 million Gen Zers are about to enter the US workforce and radically change it forever
cnbc.com

61 million Gen Zers are about to enter the US workforce and radically change it forever

I got really into this gen z thing. This article talks about how they will need to change marketing for this generation. It says that we want to be socially connected with everyone. I don't think that is completely true but maybe for some, for example , i don't feel this way. It says we want to have a fun work environment but that doesn't necessarily mean we can't be serious. Basically these people think we are going be the hardest to work with, which might be true. Apparently we look into reviews before investing in something, i know i do this but i think its just because thats the way i was taught. I have never seen any of my friends do this but maybe they do.

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8 Key Differences between Gen Z and Millennials
huffingtonpost.com

8 Key Differences between Gen Z and Millennials

This might be one of my favorite websites i've been too. I knew nothing about the generation I live in and I knew that everyone thinks we're millennials and I hated that. This article says that we are less focused due to social media apps, which I totally agree with. We are better multi-takers, it gave the example of how a gen z might do their homework on their laptop while looking up things n their phone and writing down notes on a notepad. This is the most accurate thing I've seen. Also that we have higher expectations than other generations because we are used to everything working and running quickly, if its not fast it doesn't work, is what goes on in our heads. Generation z is very individual and every one of them is unique, leaving their own digital footprint. The article brings up more things but those were the ones i found more interesting. Our generation right now makes up 25.9% of the United States according to this article and by 2020 we will make up one third of the US's population along with contributing $44 billion.

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Gen Z is the loneliest generation, and it's not just because of social media
usatoday.com

Gen Z is the loneliest generation, and it's not just because of social media

I looked up what generation I was in because I know we are the main generation using social medias, vine. Different websites say different things but in most we are gen z. This article says that generation z is the loneliest generation due to statistics. It goes between whether or not it's because of our phones. I"ve heard that a thousand times and at this point I know it's not healthy but it will get worse with each generation. So if we are the loneliest generation and are on our phones all the time, that almost goes to prove that social media is an output. If we aren't talking to other people then it's going somewhere. The article goes on to encourage socializing or ways to get off your phone, but i honestly think that's pointless.

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The Future Of Memes Is Wholesome
complex.com

The Future Of Memes Is Wholesome

This article shows different types of memes. I think that this is important because some of them are to be taken more seriously while others should be taken lightly. It works the same with vines, I can use that with my idea that vine is a comedic output for my generation because of all the trash going on in the world. The article mainly covers how the future of memes is positive. I agree with this because lately a lot of "wholesome" memes have come out and are very popular. Still along with the memes that are darker and funny. touching on the political side of memes sometimes will let the viewer in on more real life things. I think this could have something to do with memes being an output for real life issues.

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😂👌 (CLEAN) Dank Memes 2017 [YLYL]
youtube.com

😂👌 (CLEAN) Dank Memes 2017 [YLYL]

I decided to use another video but not of vines. I looked up 2018 top memes and through a lot of searching i found this video. In a lot of the memes presented it's just a bunch of already popular memes put into different formats or mixed with other memes. I figured this is why people find them so funny. If you take something already funny and add it ti something else funny it's still funny. I don't think that all of these were funny but for the most part they were. They made me realize that repetition of the same thing or different types of the same thing is still funny to my generation. Why? i have no clue.

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Aesthetic
knowyourmeme.com

Aesthetic

The first thing that I liked about this was the link. it caught my eye enough to want to read it. The article looks boring and mostly is, but towards the bottom it gets into deep memes. This is a level few can get to, i think that it would become confusing for most people if i got into the deep memes. The videos themselves are weird but i like the idea of having videos or vines in mine. There is a graph at the bottom that starts at 2004, again i like the idea but the graph itself i don't like. The actual writing is about aesthetic which most people understand but there is a deeper "meme meaning". I honestly don't like the article or even what it is about, I kind of just like the ideas they try.

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The Death of Vine Makes the Internet a Worse Place
nymag.com

The Death of Vine Makes the Internet a Worse Place

this websites first sentence really drew me in. "To people who’ve never fallen into a productivity hole on Vine, today’s announcement that the video-sharing app would be “discontinued” doesn’t mean much". It makes the reader think of how much they used vine. It also brings up the solid point that vine had a lack of parental supervision and thats what made it so popular among kids. the article remains unbiased in saying if the app shutting down is a good thing or a bad thing. the use of the vines in the website kept me attached and led me on to keep reading.

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Vine's toxic culture will take more than 6.5 seconds to fix
thenextweb.com

Vine's toxic culture will take more than 6.5 seconds to fix

First of all the title really captured my attention and made me wonder why the author was so negative. at first i didn't think i was going to agree with the website but it brought up really good points. it talked about how most vine starts are stupid and shouldn't be famous. the bold opinions being thrown around really made it a lot more interesting. although i didn't agree with all of them it definitely captured my attention and made me think about the stuff i didn't agree with. the author backed up everything with good evidence like quotes, pictures, and videos.

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These are the 10 most popular Vines of the past year
qz.com

These are the 10 most popular Vines of the past year

This website looks like a lot of the other "top # vines" and i honestly clicked on it because i thought it would be funny. it shows the most watched vine, which is a video of a national soccer game being interrupted by a huge explosion noise. that noise was one of the several terrorist attacks that night. the vine has over 700,000,000 loops (times watched). this shows the more serious side of vine even though most of the time it is not apparent. the rest of the article is pretty funny and why i clicked on the video in the first place. even though the rest of the vines shown don't have as many loops, they are more well known. i want to figure out why that is.

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What should parents know about Vine?
commonsensemedia.org

What should parents know about Vine?

I thought This article was going to have a lot of bad things to say about vine. it was pretty straight up. yes there are things that kids shouldn't see on vine but like if they are that young and you don't want them to see it then don't ket them get it. The article was kind of funny because it was made by a parents and they used the word tween. I like the article because its honest and didn't trash vine like i thought it was going to. A reason i don't like this article is because its pretty boring. i don't think that matters in this situation though because its directed towards parents and not teenagers.

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Urban Dictionary: vine
urbandictionary.com

Urban Dictionary: vine

Using urban dictionary made me realize that a lot of people actually don't know a lot about vine. the second definition given is completely wrong. the first definition given was written by someone that obviously does not like vine. it repeats what a lot of other articles have been saying. that the users on vine are stupid and racist, i can't say that is completely wrong because yes in my opinion i think that some are but definitely not all of them. the fifth definition is a good example of how people are today even though it was written in 2015. Urban Dictionary provides the opinion of mostly younger people.

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What is Vine App? Parent Guide - SmartSocial.com
smartsocial.com

What is Vine App? Parent Guide - SmartSocial.com

This article provides a video for parents to watch explaining what vine is. It is very accurate, it remains unbiased, which i like. It is pretty boring and made me realize that i would not want a video like this in my article unless it was ver short. The video gets in to parenting and that the videos they put up can be seen by colleges. although this is not completely true, if the vine account is private than only your followers can see your videos. In order for a vine to appear on google it has to be relatively popular. the narrator suggests that the parents follow their children on vine which i think is weird. Somehow they think that whats on your timeline can be seen by colleges.

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Remembering Vine: Everyone's Favorite Six-Second Video App
lifewire.com

Remembering Vine: Everyone's Favorite Six-Second Video App

This article is the most recent I've found so far. It basically described how vine worked and about V2. The repetition in these articles is starting to aggravate me. V2 is supposed to be released very soon. I'm excited to see if it becomes popular or not. The article says that V2 will be slightly similar to vine but not super close. this makes me think that it does maybe have a chance at succeeding. the article says " Tons of memes were born on Vine, which spread practically overnight." which is very accurate. this shows that vine did have a large influence n todays social media and what people now find funny.

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The most popular poetry book in the US is based on internet Vines
quartzy.qz.com

The most popular poetry book in the US is based on internet Vines

The book milk and vine quotes some of the most popular vines and out them into a book. Its simply just the quote of the fine and a simplified version of the video in the vine. This book was a major hit, even though vine was hitting rock bottom. This is because everyone was still just as obsessed with the vines themselves but not the app. The book spent 82 weeks on the New York Times bestselling list. It would seem like the book wouldn't be nearly as popular or not as popular as vine. Multiple version elf the book have been made, some are serious while some are still funny.

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Twitter Is Officially Shutting Down Vine Today
fortune.com

Twitter Is Officially Shutting Down Vine Today

this article is also a bit repititive, a lot of authors were writing about how vine was shutting down and this was just another version. It states that you can still look at vines but not upload, revine, or like them. No one cared right before twitter announced that vine was shutting down, although right when it was announced, the world went crazy. From my perspective it's just another case of people want what they can't have. It also brings up that vine was bought for 30 million just to be ruined by twitter.

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Instagram Video Vs. Vine: What’s The Difference?
techcrunch.com

Instagram Video Vs. Vine: What’s The Difference?

This article talk about instagram adding a 15 second video feature. The author is excited about the competition being brought to vine. Obviously this is from a while back and the author had no idea that the app would later be shut down because of this reason. It' uses a chart that really captured my attention. I can't tell if it was biased or not, it definitely made instagram look better. The article goes back and forth on the advantages and disadvantages of both apps.

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Infographic: The Vine Exodus
statista.com

Infographic: The Vine Exodus

This website shows that vine was rapidly falling and was shut down for good reasons. Each year more and more people were not using vine, and if they were they were just looking at videos and not posting. In 2016 out of the top 1 percent only 4,631 people were still active. Compared to 2013 when around only 959 users were not using vine out of the top 1 percent.

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25 Amazing Vine Statistics
expandedramblings.com

25 Amazing Vine Statistics

These are the apps statistics in 2015/2016. It shows how popular it was then and had the potential to be even bigger. Vine shut down in January of 2017 which is around when vine was at its lowest. If vine would have kept the same tools available and videos the same length, I think the app would still be a hit. also this shows that the higher percentage of vine users are millennials which is where it would still be huge today.

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75 Best Vines on the Internet, Ever
teenvogue.com

75 Best Vines on the Internet, Ever

These vines shown are accurate as to which ones are popular. I think that Teen Vogue had a better idea of which vines were actually popular. other websites based it off of likes or reposts, but teen vogue used the ones that are popular today. The ones I didn't know i still found funny. This made we wonder if they got younger people to submit these vines.

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Say Farewell to Vine With the 25 Best Vines of All Time
pastemagazine.com

Say Farewell to Vine With the 25 Best Vines of All Time

Showing all the top vines really makes me wan to have vine back. Being reminded of how funny or relatable they are makes me think that vine would have had another peak later on in the year. Because of all the changes twitter made to vine once they bought it is why vine had a crash. All of the vines shown in this website are now more popular than they ever were on vine.

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Here’s how Vine replacement v2 will work
techcrunch.com

Here’s how Vine replacement v2 will work

This more recent article explains why the app is taking forever to come out. Also that the app has certain reasons for being called v2 and not vine 2. This website says that it will definitely come out in 2018. Filters and add ons will not be included in the app, i think this is because they are trying to separate themselves from other app because that is what brought them down last time. There will be a chronological timeline, this will be very popular because instagram recently took this away from their app.

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Vine, the Six-Second Video App, Is Not Quite Shutting Down
nytimes.com

Vine, the Six-Second Video App, Is Not Quite Shutting Down

The first sentence of the article drew me in to want to read more. Also the font used as the title seems more relatable to a teenager. also this is an old article with old information that ended up not happening. It explains that vine was opening a second app and saying "vine is no longer dead". This never happened and vine remained dead. Even if this app did open I don't think it would have been very successful.

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Twitter officially shuts down Vine
money.cnn.com

Twitter officially shuts down Vine

The article opens with a three minute video that explains how a couple started off on vine and made in big in the music industry. The video was a good way to catch the attention of someone. They used the title "the fate of a vine star" which made me click on the video to watch. The article itself is about twitter buying vine and then later shutting it down because of the lack of success. If the article was titled something along those lines I wouldn't have chosen it in the first place.

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Ready for Vine 2.0? Co-founder teases new app
usatoday.com

Ready for Vine 2.0? Co-founder teases new app

This article also starts with a video, which grabbed my attention. while listening to the short video I scrolled through the website to see that it was mostly other peoples tweets about vine making a comeback. I thought this was interesting because I know my friends and I thought for sure that vine would not make a comeback. I don't really think this is that good of a website because it repeated what all the other websites were saying at this time.

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RIP Vine, the Platform That Managed to Make 6 Seconds Feel Like Forever
wired.com

RIP Vine, the Platform That Managed to Make 6 Seconds Feel Like Forever

I like this website because it gives good information and is not boring like a lot of them are. Also it uses actual vines that were funny and kept me reading. The big bold font and vine emblem was a good start. Also it gave information on how successful vines were made. This made me want to include vines in my aper.

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Why Vine died
theverge.com

Why Vine died

This website attracted me first by the title. The word died is not capitalized, which to me made it seem like it is less professional. Also the different types of fonts and colors used led me to continue reading. The pictures and links also add more variety to the text to make it not so boring. It's not hard to read and divided into multiple sections.

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