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The Id, the Ego, and the Social App

Joe Putignano | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media
Joe Putignano

Social apps could be the closest we will ever come to physically manifesting the ego. They are alternate universes and virtual worlds that exist in our minds where we can put our best foot forward publicly to show the most perfect version of ourselves.

Jeffrey Marsh: Being Gender Different AND Popular On Social Media

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 05.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

Being this popular has plugged me into a community, and has helped me to unearth the people who say yes without hesitation -- who feel the way I do. These are the people who, for whatever reason, are outsiders like me. Connecting with them is priceless.

Actor's Robin Williams Impressions Are Ridiculously Spot-On

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment

The world may have lost Robin Williams, but his creative spirit is clearly still inspiring others to bring laughter into the world. Actor Jamie Co...

What Is Iggy Azalea Even Rapping In This Vine? No One May Ever Know

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 03.18.2015 | Entertainment

This is what Iggy Azalea sounds like when she "raps." What words are coming out of her mouth in this Vine? It's just one of life's biggest mysteri...

Trinidad James: When I Call You My N***a, It's Love!

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 03.23.2015 | Black Voices

Last week Trinidad James found himself in the midst of the controversy surrounding a viral clip showing a University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon f...

Video Appears To Show OU Frat's House Mom Chanting 'N***a' Several Times

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.11.2015 | College

Shortly after the house mother at the University of Oklahoma Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter said she couldn't believe her charges sang a racis...

A Vine Star Talks Gender

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 05.09.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

The point of this fashion flashback is to emphasize that if there was a specific moment I 'discovered' I was gender different, it was long before I can remember. I was always me -- always wanting to wear a dress.

The Four-Letter Word Parents Have for Social Media

Diana Graber | Posted 05.03.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

Digital parenting isn't for sissies. Nothing's prepared us for Kik, Yik Yak , Vine, Ask.fm, Whisper, Secret, Instagram, Omegle, Tumblr or whatever other social media app lurks in the mind of the barely-adult person who's about to create it.

Vine's Gay Love Comments

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 05.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

There are far fewer hate comments than there are love comments. As Ms. Swift said, haters gonna hate. But it may be nice to know that lovers gonna love, too. I'm serious.

Vines Of Those Llamas On The News Are The Best Thing You'll See Today

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.27.2015 | Comedy

"We now go live to llamas enthralling a nation." If you're anything like us, you probably couldn't remove your face from the screen when two llamas...

Vine Fame and Preferred Pronouns

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 03.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

Most of us who are over 20 grew up with strict rules, with ideas about the "right" way to be a man or woman. Kids don't see it this way! At least not the kids I talk to... and that is truly amazing.

This Little Boy Is Every 'Gossip Girl' Fan's Spirit Animal

The Huffington Post | Jessica Samakow | Posted 01.21.2015 | Teen

A big thanks to Vine user Allison Mulshine for bringing this mini-Dan Humphrey (long live lonely boy) into our lives. XOXO. Follow HuffPost Te...

#DearJeffrey: Start Slow. You Don't Need to Do Everything at Once

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 03.21.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

We need to take a good long look at what we think will make our lives better. We often don't know if confidence is really what we're looking for... So why not take a breath and simply shoot for happy in the best way we know how?

The New Yorker's Dreck Problem

Lynn Messina | Posted 03.22.2015 | Media
Lynn Messina

The New Yorker called my writing dreck. It did not level the slight directly at me but lobbed it wholesale at the self-publishing community of which I'm a member.

OH GOD DON'T EAT JIMMY

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.18.2015 | Weird News

Bad dog. Sorry, Jimmy. ...

On Vine They Always Ask, "Are You For Real?"

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 03.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

Happiness is a process. It's learned. Practice it like you practice an instrument or sport: every day and with as much teen-aged girlish enthusiasm as you can. It doesn't seem to matter where you start. Buy a book about it, or google "how to be happy". . .

Marnie The Derpy Dog Finds Equally Derpy Friend

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 01.17.2015 | Good News

Birds of a feather flock together. ... And apparently dogs who derp, do too. In this Vine, it seems that Marnie the dog has found a new pal, w...

How Vine Taught Me to Accept Myself

Jeffrey Marsh | Posted 03.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Jeffrey Marsh

With each video I make, I hope to give people, including parents, additional tools. I make silly, happy Vines and sincere, touching Vines, all trying to show the humanity of someone who is different. There is nothing wrong with me (and it only took 37 years to figure that out).

WATCH: Puppy's Unsuccessful Attempt To Howl Is 6 Seconds Of Pure Delight

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News

This is one of the rare times in which failure is completely adorable and totally welcome. In this Vine, a husky puppy tries its darndest to howl....

Marnie The Derpy Dog Goes Christmas Shopping, Jingles All The Way Into Our Hearts

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.29.2014 | Good News

Buying gifts for loved ones doesn't have to be a pain, and this adorable pooch definitely proves that. In a Vine that will perhaps become the best...

The Secret To Making Your Vine Go Viral

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 12.16.2014 | Teen

For two young breakout stars, Cameron Dallas and Marcus Johns have some impressive insight about perfecting an online personality and building a cult ...

Meet The Genderqueer Vine Star Changing Hearts And Minds One Hashtag At A Time

Posted 12.13.2014 | Gay Voices

Editor's Note: Jeffrey Marsh is open to the use of any pronoun but for the purposes of this profile, we are using "they/them/their." You may not kn...

This Puppy Is So Moved By The Groove That He Just Needs To Break It Down

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 12.05.2014 | Good News

This pup knows how to get the party started. The Vine above captures the perfect six seconds of a pooch who can't help but move to the music. Whil...

The Heartbreak And Joys Of Having A Child With Autism, In 6-Second Videos

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents

Just before his second birthday, Kimberly Maschi’s son, Jase, was diagnosed with autism. In that moment, as the doctor delivered the news, Maschi sa...

Is 8 Seconds Enough Time to Glimpse the Next Big Thing in Social Video?

Tom Grasty | Posted 01.31.2015 | Technology
Tom Grasty

I recently sat down with Jonathan Swerdlin and Jourdan Urbach, co-founders of Ocho, to learn more about why text-based communication is on the way out; how Ocho got Mark Cuban to buy in; and what the future of video looks like...in 8 seconds.