The Top 100 Vines in Vine’s First 100 Days

By Devon Glenn 

It’s only been 100 days since Vine first appeared on Twitter and users are already sending out 5 Vine videos every second. Video technology company Unruly analyzed 10 million Vines over a one-month period to better understand the sharing patterns surrounding Twitter’s new mobile video app. The study showed that good things come in short, repetitive packages.

During the sample period, the largest number of Vine tweets (19,667) appeared on Monday, April 15 between 3 and 4pm EDT, just after the Boston Marathon explosions.  Typically, weekends were the most popular time to tweet a Vine video, with most of the activity occurring between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. EDT. The analysts found that there was more activity on weekends than on all of the other weekdays combined.

One Direction’s Harry Styles had the most-shared Vine, which was tweeted more than 47,000 times. Most of the top 100 videos generated significantly fewer shares than this, the study found. Among the other top Vine videos in the same time frame, 433 of them had more than 500 tweets, 176 had more than 1,000 tweets, and 51 had more than 2,000 tweets.

Brands are also getting the hang of the medium, as 4 percent of the top 100 tracked Vines were branded content.  It seems like a small number, but Unruly has done a similar analysis for viral videos on sites like YouTube and in these top 100 lists, only 1 percent of the content is branded, the company said.

See the top 20 Vines below and the top 100 here.

Author Description RTs Link
1 Harry Styles Emo’s getting ready 47,894
2 Doug Boston Marathon news 39,546
3 Harry Styles Running and getting swooped at 33,757
4 Lou Teasdale Clickin clubbing 25,146
5 TylerTheCreator SIKE!!!!! 16,708
6 TylerTheCreator Real Harlem Shake 12,573
7 Mike Carroll FBI agent climbing 11,015
8 Mike Lerner That’s a lot of phones 7,515
9 The Wolverine Movie Teaser 7,312
10 Will Sasso I Will Always Love You 7,076
11 Lou Teasdale Happy Birthday Tour 6,751
12 Darren Criss Blaine/Darren 6,204
13 Wiz Khalifa Best mom ever 6,121
14 Lou Teasdale Me and Niall tour bus 5,525
15 Wiz Khalifa Im finna teleport 5,403
16 Uncle Blazer PSA 4,974
17 Darren Criss Principal’s office 4,629
18 Darren Criss Blaine on tour 4,290
19 Kellin Quinn Me getting naked 4,142
20 Marlo Meekins MarLo Meekins’s post 3,972