We have been advised as per the main Newsvine page. In a tiny, and I mean tiny announcement banner that you click on, the reader is taken to the obituary. Mentioning something about "rising nations" and "intimacy" we have a rosy picture painted for us about our impending doom. Also mentioned somewhere in there was a figure about something like 40 million users of the Vine. In which universe? I think the number of users is more like 500, and not more than 1,000.
About Nations. Look, not many people will be interested within a group of people all talking and agreeing on the same subject. These nations will have no meaningful debate if everyone holds the same opinion. Maybe this format is good for the trolls who all get off battering someone because of their race or religion. They too will be bored shitless as the art of pushing someones buttons into suspension will be gone. Explains why people have been getting away with almost any insult they good hurl of late without facing the music from a moderator.
Scroll down that page and find a mention in there about addsense and Google and a new way to earn money. About that. It doesn't work. Have you tried to register for that feature? Seems Google doesn't take applicants with sub domains,( i.e.) user.newsvine.com/ is a no go. From that turn down your are encouraged to register for a Google blog that "should do the trick." Instead you are left with a blog you you didn't ask for, want and a message telling you your addsense application has be denied because of a "violation."
Yeah there are other sites out there where everybody thinks the same. A matter of fact, a large number of viners jumped ship long ago and went to another site. There they are, not on the vine. There is even a better site with the cream of the crop of the former Vine which can't seem to get off the ground because of it's limmited membership and audience. Perhaps these sites will grow and prosper now that it is official the vine is about to wither and die.