What is Vine?
Vine is a video sharing service released in January of 2013 where users post videos on whatever topic they desire. What separates Vine from all other video sharing services is that a Vine post must only be five to six seconds long. This means users have to get very creative to make funny or meaningful posts.
Vines also loop continuously after finishing, which adds another creative tool for creators to make “never-ending” vines. This app has millions of users and has allowed some users to become famous by simply posting Vines.
Famous Vine Users
Users like King Bach, Eric Dunn, and Jerome Jarre have gotten famous for posting comedic videos onto the app. King Bach usually posts videos with good editing and a funny concept. Eric Dunn usually doesn’t edit his posts, instead he take them straight from the camera and posts them. Jerome Jarre is the most family-appropriate of the three and posts both edited and un-edited videos frequently.
The six second limit has created some very funny posts by these three men. Videos of Dunn doing six-second raps are some of the funniest videos on the entire internet. Bach’s hilarious posts about asking friends for gas money after giving them a car ride always leave me in tears. And let’s not forget Jerome Jarre’s videos he makes with random people.
Jarre lives in the New York City area and sometimes will incorporate random people on the street into his videos. One such example was the time he laid down next to a man who was asleep tanning and began singing to him.
This six-second time limit has caused these creators to squeeze comedy into a very small time frame. Besides just creating funnier videos, Vine has also changed the industry in another way.
King Bach (as of December 16, 2014) has nearly 10 million followers and is gaining more every day. Jerome Jarre has nearly 8 million followers and Dunn has almost 3 million followers. It is unfathomable how large of an audience these men are able to reach by simply posting a six-second video.
Some users on the video sharing website YouTube have over 20 million subscribers (the equivalent followers on Vine). The difference is, it took those users multiple years to build up that many followers. Vine users have had less than two years to build up their fan base, and they’ve done an incredible job.
As you can see, Vine is quite the game-changer in the video sharing industry. Their six-second time limit has caused the creation of many hilarious videos. And let’s not forget the fact that Vine allows people to reach out to millions in no time at all. The only question remaining is: what will people do with this power?