Social media is considered to be the modern day magic wand by many analysts. It has changed the way people communicate with each other. Social media also provides new avenues for budding artists to become popular and showcase their skills. Many artists have cleverly utilized this creatively to build their careers. Social media sites which focus on short format content like Vine and Instagram are attractive to youngsters who are not patient enough to watch longer videos. Many young artists have used such microblogging sites to showcase their talents. One such person is Marlon Webb. He liked to entertain others through his jokes since he was a child. When he was in college, he opened a Vine account on which he posted six second comedy videos. Some of his videos also featured him dancing and singing. The Vine channel was a quick success and Marlon Webb received good following among the younger citizens of USA.
The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
Despite his initial success on Instagram—his fan base was 255K by January 2017—Marlon Webb became phenomenally popular due to his Vine channel. At the beginning of 2017, he had over 1.2 million followers on Vine. But Instagram too played a role in his success. Since Instagram is a mobile focused social media platform, his channel’s success on Instagram helped him in reaching a wider audience. But there is one major challenge too. In the year 2016, Twitter had announced that it would disable any new uploads on to the Vine site in 2017. However, Vine will continue to exist for the older content that has already been uploaded. As Marlon Webb mostly depended on Vine to grow his career, he might find it difficult to grow further in his career. But analysts opined that he might start focusing on other short video blogging social media services to further grow in his career.
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What Makes Marlon Webb So Special
Marlon Webb believes in connecting with his fans in real-time. He quickly responds to all the queries of his fans. Moreover, he is also focused on connecting with them in real life. In the year 2015, he roamed the streets of Los Angeles and gave live performances which are similar to that of his Vine videos. The skit on the Los Angeles streets was based upon the comedic kicks set to the classic of the 1980s called ‘Take On Me’ By A-Ha. This skit was later posted on Facebook and other social media sites where they went viral. It was viewed over 13 million times by people who like feel-good videos. Analysts too have appreciated the performance of Marlon Webb and his team for taking the intense cardio workout they went through to film the video. Such out-of-the-box thinking is what makes Marlon Webb special when compared to other internet stars.
Marlon Webb has always preferred to stay away from controversies. He is also known to maintain good relationships with his costars. He frequently collaborates with another Vine comedy star Arberi Ferraj. Their videos frequently get more than 10,000 likes in a day after they are published.
Behind The Curtains
Even though not much is known about the family and background of Marlon Webb, it is known that he had a happy childhood in a caring family which provided him with all the required support. He was also a good student and excelled in academics. He got a seat in a reputed university and studied Visual Performing Arts which helped him in his later career. While in the university, he also played football and participated in a number of university level competitions.