The Rise of the Vlog

LAUREN FERRI

In 2016, the worst possible thing that could ever happen to social media, happened. Vine was deleted.

It wasn’t long before the application’s decline that many of its users moved to other platforms, with many moving to YouTube knowing that they could make money and find a larger audience. YouTube also allowed longer form videos and let the users build a connection with their audience. Although these platforms were able to support the Vine stars after Vine’s deletion, they were initially the reason that Vine was being deleted in the first place. Vine left its mark on the internet, but failed to keep up with their talented creators. Sad. #RIPVine

So, what is a vlog?

Vlogging (short for “video blogging”) is the daily practice of capturing and sharing vlogs characteristically featuring a vlogger shooting themselves at arm’s length throughout their everyday activities.

Now, I’m not trying to say that…

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