The only thing that is really interesting to me about the new format of NewsVine is, “Why did you do it?”
I proceed from a basic assumption that, “It’s all about the money.” Since Facebook made its owners fabulously wealthy, every other web site that depends on user participation wants to strike it rich the same way. This redesign is the Vine owners digging for that same gold. So, rather than having one integrated NewsVine that generates page views and income, they’re trying to clone it into lots and lots of NewsVine’s, ALL generating MORE page views and income. That’s what these bullshit “Nations” are all about. What they are NOT about is making the Vine a better place for those of us who use it. And to add injury to injury, they have shot the knees out of any possibility of using the Vine in the old way … to force us into their vision … or force us out. I choose “out”.
The thing I liked about the Vine was that it was integrated. It was a place where RWNJ’s and reasonable people (like me) could engage each other in a public arena. The intent of “Nations” is to divide us up into little groups where everybody in the group thinks “just like me” and we don’t have to engage each other anymore. That’s what’s wrong with America. We’re a nation divided against itself. The horrible harm that has been done to the Vine is a reflection of what has become America’s national problem.
Besides, it looks like something designed by a committee.