How Making a Silly, Six-Second Video Changed a Man's Life

Approximately one year ago, when Matt King and his brother Kevin were stuck in traffic on the way home from college for the weekend, a bored Matt made a silly video of himself making high-drama faces while lip syncing to a Beyoncé song. He had a Vine account. He thought the video was stupid, but his brother encouraged him to post it anyway. He did. It was the first Vine Matt had ever posted. 

What a difference a year and six seconds can make in this fast moving and strange digital world. Matt now has over 550,000 Vine followers, and his internet fame has changed his life. He's moved from Austin, Texas to Los Angeles. Corporations began to offer him money for his internet consulting services. All of the contacts he made netted him a dream job at Apple, and the story doesn't end there. 

Read the rest of Matt's trajectory to internet fame here. It's enough to make one want to sit around dreaming up stupid six-second video clips.


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