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A new Vine app could be going live very soon

Published: 13/Oct/2018 19:18 Updated: 13/Oct/2018 19:30

by Virginia Glaze

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A long-awaited successor to the Vine app might be hitting the market sooner than expected, according to Tweets from the original application’s co-founder, Dom Hoffman.

Hoffman wrote that he is working on ‘follow-up’ to the famous six-second camera application in his personal time, and admitted that it will not be called ‘Vine 2’ as previously reported.

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Additionally, Hoffman revealed that the program will go live for beta testing in the near future, and even created an limited call for testers in the V2 community forums on October 8.

While there is no timeline as to when invites for the test will be sent out, sign ups for the opportunity have since ended as of October 10. Lucky users who have made the list will receive a ‘special badge or reward’ within the application for their beta testing services.

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While Vine’s return is certainly exciting, Hoffman states that the new app’s success will largely depend on its community – much like that of its famed predecessor. “Vine was 99% community and 1% the app we built for them,” he Tweeted. “So ‘Vine’ being ‘back’ really comes down to whether or not the community is there, regardless of the name or who made it.”

Many famous personalities on the Vine app have since migrated to YouTube, such as infamous YouTuber Logan Paul and social media star Liza Koshy.

While the original application was absorbed by Twitter and installed as ‘Vine camera,’ it has since completely died off – but Hoffman and the ‘V2’ community could very well bring it back from the dead.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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