YouTube Killed the Video Star
Almost Famous: The Stars of Social Media
With Vine stars creating SNL 2.0 and YouTube sensations like Shoenice chugging deadly amounts of liquor to entertain viewers, it’s no surprise that Internet-based stars are the celebrities being fawned over by today’s teens.
YouTube stars rose above mainstream celebrities in the results of a survey that ranked well-known personalities by their overall influence, Read More
Law and Order
When I was in middle school and high school, the popular kids’ followers were their less cool classmates. To be considered cool, you just needed your classmates’ seal of approval. You were cool or you weren’t; it wasn’t quantifiable.
Now, though, the Seth Cohens and Aaron Samuelses of yore have nothing on teens like @SpencerGoulding. Not only is he young, good-looking and stylish — he also has 130,000 Instagram followers endlessly praising his every digital move.
We haven’t been able to glean what, exactly, got him to his coveted spot as one of the most-followed teens on social media, and he didn’t respond to an interview request. So let’s do a deep dive and try to figure this one out.
All Covered With Vines
If you were ever wondering how to behave on the off chance that you’re accused of rape one day, do not follow Vine celeb Curtis Lepore‘s lead.
Here’s the back story: Mr. Lepore and Jessi Vazquez, known as Jessi Smiles, met through Vine, the six‐second video sharing service that’s mainly popular with teens. They started dating, and weren’t shy about broadcasting their relationship to their Vine and Twitter followers.
Vine has come under fire in the past because people think it encourages people to do stupid and/or violent things just to record and share through the app. One man has bravely proven that yes, sometimes people make iffy decisions for the sake of entertaining their Vine followers, and yes, sometimes, their plans backfire and they end up in the hospital.