Vine was vital for black voices and short-form storytellers

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Twitter achieved the miraculous on the morning of Oct. 27: It broke through near-impenetrable election chatter long enough to spark an impromptu memorial for Vine, its short-form video service. The announcement of the app's demise, accompanied by news that Twitter would also lay off more than 300...
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