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WSJ: Twitter discusses merger with TikTok’s US operations

Twitter’s reported interest in merging with TikTok’s U.S. operations adds an interesting fold into the viral video app’s potential future. Twitter in many ways pioneered the sharing of short video clips with Vine, a social media app whose focus on user-generated content acts as a sort of predecessor to TikTok.

Vine was shut down in early 2017. At the time, Twitter said monetizing the app was difficult, which may have been the result of its focus on videos that constrained creators to six-second clips.

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