Every December, we see lots of cool brands whip up end-of-the-year timelines filled with benchmarks and charts. We’ve done that in the past, too — but this year was so cosmically massive, we had to do something different. Cue the Vimeo zodiac. Now you can explore all of 2016’s most astounding video-filled moments, and seek your horoscope as you go: relive our 10K Staff Picks celebration in Aquarius, overcome Mercury Retrograde with your new profile page, find your true north with Vimeo Business’ powerful video-marketing tools … and so much more.
The Vimeo zodiac is filled with things that make our hearts soar, including some pretty incredible numbers: we now have 58 million+ people in our community, and 150 million+ videos uploaded to Vimeo to date. And these numbers, like our universe itself, continue to expand. So thank you for watching, uploading, and sharing amazing videos year after year: you make the Vimeo what it is. Enjoy, you beautiful space oddities.
From the birth of Vimeo to today
In the year 2016
Aries Mar 21- Apr 19Just as the moon fancies itself a Fire sign, so too have Aries’ video-filled programs been hashtag lit: Lonely and Horny hits the scene, films and series are available to purchase on Roku, and students save 50% on Plus and PRO. Oh! Zineo — our beloved angsty Vimeo zine — is born.
Taurus Apr 20 - May 20Live by your adage and grab the bull by the magical video horns. VHX joins the Vimeo family, allowing you to sell subscription channels to the world. The first Vimeo Original documentary, Wizard Mode, profiles a pinball master with autism, and Garfunkel and Oates’ special arrives — snagging an Emmy nom in Mars retrograde.
Gemini May 21 - Jun 20You’re destined to connect with storytelling: we join forces with IFP to announce the first Share the Screen fellowship, awarded to a cutting-edge woman in film. Net neutrality is upheld in the courts, helping preserve free speech on the internet. And across our site, the blue V goes rainbow in support of LGBTQ communities. What’s it all mean? Love wins the cosmos.
Cancer Jun 21 - Jul 22Flirty, flirty, you crustacean constellation ;) First, give a shout out to those you adore with @mentions on videos and blog posts. Then, cast your eye toward Vimeo PRO people, who can add up to three team members to help manage their accounts. Top it all off with a night in and the hauntingly fresh Vimeo Original animation Pear, Cider, & Cigarettes.
Leo Jul 23 - Aug 22A musical-turned-horror film. A solo show in the Mojave Desert. Kids teaming up with creators. When you let your video love roar, Leo, the conventions tumble down: from the Vimeo Originals All Killer and Toro y Moi: Live from Trona (our first concert doc!), to teaming up with OMG Everywhere, a film camp for kids, the future of filmmaking never seemed so bright.
Virgo Aug 23 - Sep 22You expect the best for you and your team: meaning, the best ways to create videos, market them, and figure out what’s working. That’s why Vimeo Business burst forth, offering more powerful video-marketing tools than ever for brands, video pros, and more. Incredible features + the world’s best creative community = the sky (and expanding galaxy) is the limit.
Libra Sep 23 - Oct 22It’s all about high standards and new flair. New profiles let you control the look and feel of your page with a looping cover video. Vimeo PRO and Business people can decide if the teammates they add to their accounts can manage their videos, or just upload them. AND each week, incredible videos make their online debuts with Staff Pick Premieres.
Scorpio Oct 23 - Nov 21Something seizes your heart. And grabs your funny bone. And moves you to tears. Don’t fear, Scorpio. It’s just the unshakeable sting of cutting-edge videos to stream: from whip-smart comedian Loyiso Gola’s Vimeo Original, to series like Orange is the New Black and Mad Men available to purchase, your eyeballs are in store for wonders on wonders on wonders.
Sagittarius Nov 22 - Dec 21As a half-man, half-horse, things get confusing. Here’s something you can rely on: a shockingly raw Vimeo Original from renowned artist Marina Abramović. And the most ultimate playlist of all is still to come: the Best of the Year Staff Picks list. Soon, our curation team will handpick the most mind-blowingly phenomenal videos from 2016. It’s all happening.
Capricorn Dec 22 - Jan 192017 fast approaches, but big news still lies ahead for you. That means powerful new tools for creators, in-depth lessons for filmmakers and brands, astoundingly fresh videos — and a few can’t-be-mentioned-yet surprises. And all of the magic is specifically designed for Y-O-U, the most amazing community on the entire planet.
The stars are aligned, the planets in sync, and boundless videos await. So don’t keep this astrology a secret — share the Vimeo zodiac far and wide, and fill the nets with astronomically good vibes.