Much like the countless social-media platforms to come before them, Vine and Instagram video each provide an unprecedented level of access to our favorite athletes and celebrities. Each new program that comes along seems to provide a more intimate look than the one prior.
Long gone are the days when athletes largely disappeared from the public consciousness when they weren’t competing. These days many of them are meticulously documenting every moment of their days and tweeting them out to an oddly fascinated audience.
Although, just because most athletes are sharing—and in a lot of cases oversharing—doesn’t mean they’re all worth following. The idea that simply being famous automatically makes everything someone says or does interesting—well that really isn’t true.
Some athletes seem to understand that more than others. So let’s take a look at a few of the athletes who have been killing it on Vine, and a few others who are just plain bad at it.