But now hugging and shoulder pinches are illegal due to germs. We can all make it a few months without patting our buds on the shoulder. There are other good ways to get in touch—like with a letter in the mail, a FaceTime call, or a simple text. In normal times, the phrase is forgettable and rote ; during a pandemic, it feels loaded and ominous. Being asked to reflect on our current state and then report it back to someone is too much these days. Having to run through a list of ways in which your life has stayed bad or become worse, just to be able to have a conversation with your well-meaning friend, sucks eggs. Otherwise, you can both move on and talk about other things, like how thick your eyebrows have grown in quarantine, or how your ex is astral projecting with a toy kaleidoscope on his Instagram story. Be the vibes you wish to see in the world; be a person who vibe checks. Follow Hannah Smothers on Twitter. By signing up to the VICE newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from VICE that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.
Social platforms from Trash to Facebook are trying to own the moment with tools for broadcasting personal moment-to-moment contexts. A 'vibe' is a reflection of someone's mood, aura or personal aesthetic through content. Trash App , an AI-powered social video editing tool, markets itself as a "platform for making and sharing vibey videos with friends". Trash provides automated edits of users' video files under format flavours like Hype , Artsy , and Recap , so they can share their emotional state or stylistic sensibilities.
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Top definition. Vibe Check. A spontaneous and usually random time where someone checks your vibe. A vibe check should usually be a pleasant experience where the person being checked is vibin. John: Hey Jack!