Ah, 2014. The year that was — or is very close to being discussed in the past tense as 2015 quickly approaches. It was a year in which Beyoncé reigned as our queen, Taylor Swift became our Princess of Pop, and pumpkin spice lattes remained the Autumn drink of choice. But it's been a long year, so it's impossible to encompass in one sentence, one paragraph, or even one article. TV will attempt to air 2014 roundups as specials and on the news, but one way I'd like to do it is a more modern approach: Through Vines. Yup, those six-second videos that are sort of like GIFs with sound.
Vine, and its avid young followers and Viners, actually has been present and reflected through some of the year's biggest moments. Lots of brands and news organizations have established Vine accounts — such as People, Old Navy, and Nordstrom — that have captured some of 2014's greatest victories and losses. Vine itself was just as big in 2014 as it was in its 2013 debut year. So, just like those "The Year That Was" TV specials I mentioned above, here's my attempt to retell all the themes, trends, and craziness that was 2014 with some select Vines.
Flappy Bird Had Us All Frustrated
Pharrell Got "Happy" at the Oscars
Beyoncé Was Her Usual ***Flawless Self
Taylor Swift Danced at Every Awards Show
Bryan Cranston & Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Made Out at the Emmys
Vine Captured the Protests in Ferguson
We Lost a Comedic Legend
Pumpkin Spice Lattes Defined the Fall
Star Wars: The Force Awakens Got a Trailer
Kim Kardashian: Hollywood Had Us All Addicted
NBC Aired Another Musical: Peter Pan Live
Cuba & the U.S. Discussed Resuming Diplomatic Relations
Sony Was Hacked By North Korea & Pulled The Interview
And those are still only some of the year's biggest moments in Vine form. If you spend some time on Vine, I'm sure you'll find even more condensed memories from 2014.