Andrew Bachelor and Iman Crosson have migrated to Vine and have established, in a matter of a weeks, larger followings than they have on YouTube.

Jennifer Van Grove | August 18, 2013 Brittany-Jayne Furlan will do just about anything to make people laugh. She’ll hijack strangers’ shopping carts, party balloons, and cocktails; read a bedtime story to a person asleep at a bus stop; or try to force-hold someone’s hand — all while a smartphone camera records the stunts. Though Furlan’s antics may sound obnoxious, her 2.2 million followers on Vine can’t get enough. Nor can established comedians like Jimmy Kimmel or Chelsea Handler, who have featured Furlan’s short comedic masterpieces on their programs. Now it’s not uncommon for Furlan’s Vine videos to rack up tens of thousands of likes and shares, dubbed “revines,” in a matter of hours. Vine, the Twitter-owned mobile app where 6-second clips loop, has provided Furlan and a smattering of young adults, aspiring actors, and YouTube stars with a new video platform where they can demonstrate their quirky creativity and attract instant celebrity. Launched in late January, the application was initially a moderate hit with creatives, techies, and brands. By early June, Vine had amassed 13 million registered users, and that month it became the most downloaded nongame app in Apple’s App store. Next to Instagram’s 130 million active users, … Read More

AdamAndrew Bachelor and Iman Crosson have migrated to Vine and have established, in a matter of a weeks, larger followings than they have on YouTube.