Why some of Vines’s biggest stars are fleeing

Andrew Bachelor is the single most popular human on Vine, the Twitter-owned, short-form video network that was once described as the future of popular culture. Under the handle @KingBach, Bachelor has developed his own genre of slapstick, seconds-long sketch comedy and amassed a following of 16 million.

Twitter opens verification process to everyone

The site appears to be keeping the same rules for getting verified – meaning that you’ll still need to be ‘of public interest’ – but it is now easier to flag yourself up for consideration

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