CNET Talks to Brian Solis About the Rise of the Vine Famous


CNET’s Jennifer Van Grove talked to Brian Solis once again to discuss how the loopy video app is providing young adults, aspiring actors, and YouTube stars with a new place to showcase their quirky creativity. As Van Grove and Solis observe, a new generation of stars are emerging.

As with so many new social tools, Vine is cool with the younger set. “Vine is mainstream amongst Millennials,” said Brian Solis, an analyst who studies digital preferences among young people for Altimeter Group. Gen Z, those born between the mid 1990s and mid 2000s, is also “all over Vine,” he said.

Kids have told Solis that they didn’t pay attention to Vine at first, but after it got bigger, they liked the idea of outdoing each other.

“I really do think the Vine star is going to be the next big thing,” he said.

Read the CNET interview here.




Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. More so, he humanizes technology’s causal effect to help people see people differently and understand what to do about it. He is an award-winning author and avid keynote speaker who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation and innovation.

Brian has authored several best-selling books including What’s the Future of Business (WTF), Engage! and The End of Business as Usual. His blog,, is ranked as a leading resource for insights into the future of business, new technology and marketing.

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  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo
  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo
  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo
  • Brian Solis, Future of Business Forum, Oslo