A Cleveland Teen Broke Vine With a Rick Astley Rickroll


Vine: That quasi-addictive app that only lets you upload 6 seconds of video.

Unless you're Will Smidlein, a 16-year-old Cleveland-area web developer.

Because yesterday, the same day that Vine became available on Android, Smidlein somehow got around the technological 6-second limitation on Vine and uploaded the full "Never Gonna Give You Up" Rick Astley video.

He Rickrolled Vine to the tune of three and a half minutes.

After his little stunt, the logistics of which he declined to specify when interviewed by The Verge, got traction among his friends, it went viral and quickly got noticed by Twitter engineers who DMed him to remove the video.

The nitty gritty explanation: