All Covered With Vines
When Vine was launched on this day last year, many self–proclaimed social media experts scoffed. They assumed it would be used like a live–action Instagram, full of insufferable brunches, FOMO–inducing party pics, and narcissistic selfies.
But the network unexpectedly turned into a huge platform for burgeoning comedians. These ”Vine celebs” were unknowns last year, and now make a living by being funny on the year–old network.
Frank Kavilanz has been named Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at NowThis News. Mr. Kavilanz joins the start-up video news network, which recently announced partnership deals with MSN and The Atlantic, from NBC News, where he was the vice president of strategy and partnership for the past year. Last April, Mr. Kavilanz went to NBC News from ABC, where he had been for the previous five years.