Like the famed intersection, the mixture of Hollywood celebrities and Vine is expected to generate some major controversy and sordid history in the coming months.
Recently, Twitter acquired an app called Vine - an app that allows users to share short videos with other users. While most people haven't started using Vine yet, and some people may not even know about, it's created quite a controversy in its short lifespan.
While Vine is still finding its footing, the app is expected to be pretty popular with many users looking to branch out from the regular method of limited-character sharing offered by Twitter.
Regular users will no doubt be posting videos of the epic sandwich they made for lunch, as well as videos of their cats doing funny things, along with other day-to-day activities that are often shared on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook.
Many people also believe that Vine will be an incredible success with celebrity users who will capture video from their smartphones and use them as a way to connect with fans and followers.
While many celebrities are just starting to get to know Vine and how it may benefit them, some are speculating that they'll be among the first to post controversial short videos. After all, it seems like there's always a news story about a celebrity sending out a Twitter message that's just a little too personal or a little off-color.
What Is Vine?
Vine is a simple, easy way to add video to Twitter posts, or post videos all on their own. Twitter users have the option to add the app to their account, and adding it and using it are relatively easy for anybody to do.
Once a user downloads Vine, they can begin to add videos up to six-seconds in length to their Twitter feed. That may not seem like much of a video, but it does conform to Twitter's basic idea that less information is better - just like their 160 character rule for text posts.
The videos posted on Vine will actually play in a loop, allowing viewers to easily watch them a few times to really understand what's going on.
After all, a six-second video doesn't allow for much setup time, and a video of that length could easily be confusing for viewers that get absolutely no backstory about where, when or why the video was shot in the first place.
Why Did Twitter Introduce Vine?
People that don't use Twitter and could care less about doing so are wondering why they should care about Vine. The truth is they probably shouldn't, since it may not offer them a whole lot that they want if Twitter is of no interest to them.
Still, Twitter introduced Vine as a way to make their site more interesting to users. Twitter likely believes that it will get users to spend more time on Twitter and become more connected with the site and the people that they follow.
People have a lot of choices when it comes to social media these days, and it should come as no surprise that Twitter wants people using their site to stay on longer and 'engage' more. In fact, most sites like Twitter and Facebook add new apps designed to do exactly that on a regular basis.
Who Is Twitter Competing With?
Many people believe that Twitter acquired Vine in an attempt to compete with Instagram, a popular social media site that allows users to share pictures taken with their mobile phones.
However, Twitter took the idea one step further by allowing users to share videos, though they may be very short.
Whether Twitter's main goal when it comes to launching Vine was to get users to switch from using Instagram as a way to include multimedia in their social media posts isn't clear, but the thought surely crossed the minds of executives that brokered the deal with the company that created the Vine app.
Celebrities have made a not-so-ethical name for themselves on Twitter, often showcasing more than we are really interested in seeing.
There was even an issue with pornography ruling Vine's Editor's Pick list when the app first launched.
What should we all really be worried about?
Vine has already created some controversy when a user uploaded pornographic video onto Twitter via the app.
While Twitter has made the app only available to people who are 17 years of age or older, it isn't hard for kids to be able to access things that they shouldn't via Twitter. After all, they already do it on the rest of the internet if they aren't monitored by parents or software.
The real controversy behind the pornographic upload on Twitter isn't so much that it pornography was uploaded - that's all over the internet.
It was the fact that Vine was originally intended for users as young as 12 years old. Obviously pornography isn't appropriate for 12 year olds, and giving kids more access to it via their cell phone or tablet is not something many people would consider a good thing.
The pornographic video in question also made the "Editors Pick" list of a group of videos. It's likely that the video only made the list because a large number of people watched it since it is pretty unlikely that anybody hand-picked a pornographic video to make a top picks list for a new Twitter app. It wouldn't be very good publicity.
As of the first week in February 2013, it isn't clear whether or not Twitter is going to do anything other than ask for age verification when it comes to keeping children or pornography off of Vine.
If they don't, they'll likely have some critics asking whether or not a basic age verification page is enough for a major site like Twitter, especially since children can easily just say that they are over the age of 17 to install the app without a parent present to stop them.
What kind of parent has time to monitor everything their child does with technology so ever-present in the lives of every teen?
Celebrities and Their Addiction to Twitter
Some people have come to speak out against Vine, though most realize that people should be able to share video, and even if they don't do it through Twitter, there are a number of different ways people can share video through social media platforms.
Still, many worry about how Vine will affect the younger audience that uses Twitter to communicate with friends and follow star athletes, celebrities and musicians that they look up to.
We all know the insane tactics of Charlie Sheen for instance let the world witness his downfall via Twitter.
Anthony Weiner, a United States congressman "accidentally" tweeted a picture of his nether regions to the world.
Or Chris Brown, even though he somehow managed to get Rihanna back on his side, just can't seem to get the rest of the world to pay any attention and often goes off on rants that just add to the PR disaster he's created for himself.
If Vine had been around how would some famous scandals that have shown up on Twitter and elsewhere actually turned out?
Would you know who Kim Kardashian was if it weren't for that sex scandal video?
Which Popsters will we catch smoking pot on Vine?
More importantly, how will this affect our youth?
Vine could potentially be a huge problem not because celebrities will inevitably make fools of themselves, but because our children are their legion of followers.
Here are some in examples of what we've seen already:
There's not much that can be said about Charlie Sheen and his rants that haven't already been said. Sheen made videos of himself doing lots of things - many of them illegal - but he also spent a good deal of time making videos to express his personal beliefs, though he might have been in a questionable state of mind at the time.
A six-second Charlie Sheen video via Twitter might have been pretty confusing, but one can only imagine what Sheen would have come up with a strict six-second time limit in place. Perhaps he would have created a series of videos - a veritable video flipbook of crazy.
Controversial rapper Kanye West seems to be in the news for something crazy just about every week. In fact, there are so many news stories about Kanye West doing something completely ridiculous that you could spend all day Google searches about them and trying to understand what his intentions or motivations for his actions were.
West, who certainly uses Twitter already, and has already been involved in at least one Twitter scandal involving nudity, seems like the perfect celebrity to get into trouble via Vine.
Six seconds might not seem like a long time, but if anybody can find a way to shock and confuse people in that amount of time, West might just be the man for the job.
The Young and the Tasteless
The two celebrities mentioned above are actually older than the average age of Twitter users, though they both use the platform as a way to reach out to fans and followers.
Still, it may be the younger group of celebrities that really use Vine frequently and regularly since they're probably much more used to taking pictures and videos via mobile devices and tablets. In fact, some of the younger celebrities might be so young they've never had a digital camera, relying instead on smartphones to capture every questionable moment for their social media followers.
Miley Cyrus has been making some questionable decisions as of late. Perhaps you can chalk that up to simply being young - a time that most people make a fair amount of questionable decisions and moves that they look back on later in life as major mistakes.
Still, you can only imagine the mistakes somebody like Cyrus might make with an app like Vine in the palm of her hand.
One six-second video could end up being a total career-ender, though it doesn't seem like celebrities can do much that will truly end their careers these days - at least not if what they're doing is entertaining or shocking to the public.
Cyrus is young enough that she's probably attached to her smartphone, and probably knows way more about it than somebody Sheen or West's age.
If anybody has the potential to abuse an app like Vine, it's definitely somebody of Cyrus' generation.
The 26-year old star Amanda Bynes, perhaps most notable for her roles on television, has made headlines recently with some pretty odd behavior, an eviction from her New York City apartment and a hit and run charge.
Bynes was also arrested in West Hollywood on DUI charges the night of her 26th birthday - a night when you think she could have found somebody else to do the driving for her.
Bynes, who doesn't really seem to have a problem with sharing too much on her own, could be a good candidate for over-sharing on Vine. Why? Because she probably needs a boost in positive publicity right now after a string of incidents that got her nothing but bad press.
Not to mention that she did give her official resignation to acting via Twitter, and not but a few days later reinstated herself in acting the through the same method.
However, it seems that many troubled celebrities that reach out to their fans in an attempt to say something positive about themselves end up doing pretty much the exact opposite.
Perhaps Bynes could be the opposite. Maybe she'll use Twitter's new Vine app for good instead of more crazy-making, but we'll all have to wait and see about that.
Will This Work For Twitter?
Whether or not Vine is going to help Twitter get more users or not is yet to be seen. There are people on both sides of the argument, and they both make pretty good cases.
Vine, so far, has been pretty controversial, mostly because of the pornography scandal and age verification issues that they've been having.
However, there's a pretty good chance that Vine, like so many other apps introduced by social media sites like Twitter and Facebook will pretty much fade into the background.
After all, six seconds isn't very much time to make a video that's going to be interesting, and users might get fed up with it pretty fast.
Still, it remains to be seen whether or not people will watch videos posted by celebrities that they like and follow no matter how good - or bad - they are.
Will Vine replace Instagram and other multimedia sites? It's still hard to tell.
Many believe that Vine will simply be an addition to those already-known platforms, and that it won't revolutionize social media, though it may help Twitter gain a few extra users.
Marcela De Vivo is a freelance writer and online marketing professional who currently works with HostPapa web hosting services. Her background in pop culture and social networking made it very clear early on that Vine would be a major topic of conversation, especially when it's success as a social media platform is still up for debate.