The 10 Vines That Shaped Meme History

By Gizmodo on at

It's a very sad time for memes, because last week Twitter killed its viral video app, Vine. Vine, while never “profitable,” was responsible for some the rather prolific and viral memes.

To honour the beauty that was Vine, let’s take a tour through 10 vines that forever changed meme history.

1. On Fleek

New slang is born, thanks to Vine. As Kayla Newman, who coined ‘on fleek,’ told Fader, “I gave the world a word. I can’t explain the feeling.”

2. What are thoooose?

Fair question.

3. Why the fuck you lying?

Nicholas Fraser’s take on Next’s “Too Close” became an anthem for anyone who’s ever been duped.

4. Who is she?

Again, fair question.

5. Dancing doges

Vine shone a light on the many dancing doggies of the world. For that, I am grateful. And if you’re not, you’re likely a monster.

6. Back at it again at Krispy Kreme

This particular Vine really sums up all the goodness the app had to offer. Something unexpected, something funny, some ridiculously cool tricks.

7. Woman loses her shit at the Apple store

The meltdown is so raw, a slice of insanity that so perfectly captures how we all feel at the Genius Bar.

8. Lush bath bombs

Who knew pretending random objects were Lush bath bombs could provide such joy?

9. Rick Ross eats pears

Vine, we will miss you. We love you.