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Starting out on Vine and continuing to develop followers on many different platforms, Demetrius Harmon has become a major influencer on social media. He parlayed this success into creating his first short film, "Be Happy," and his clothing company, The Golden Life. We'll trace his full journey from making videos in his bedroom to inspiring fans all over the world. If you're interested in becoming a social media mogul, check out our guide on how to make money on YouTube.
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Demetrius has opened up about his experiences with depression and self-harm on social media as well as through his short film, "Be Happy." He has also given interviews where he has talked about how he wants to be open about his experiences to help those who are suffering through the same things. His conversations on social media are often very frank about these subjects, and the bulk of his apparel sold on the Golden Life store relates to this as well.
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Demetrius Harmon is an actor and Internet celebrity who rose to fame through videos on the social network Vine as well as through his personal YouTube channel. He has gone on to act in music videos as well as writing and producing his own shorts. He keeps an active social media presence to engage with his fans, and won the Shorty award for Vine Comedian Of The Year in 2016.
Demetrius was born on March first, 1998, in Detroit, Michigan. He began his career in social media as a freshman in high school, uploading comedic videos to Vine in which he skewered relationships, parents, and pop culture through hypothetical situations where he often played all characters in the video. The six-second runtime of Vine clips allowed him to upload them quickly, and he soon developed a significant following.
Due to his popularity, Demetrius was chosen as a cast member for Vine's first long-form series, "Camp Unplug," in 2016, along with costars Lauren Giraldo and Mikaela Long. The show consists of 36 videos that ranged from six seconds to two minutes, and has been looped more than 80 million times. The series was successful enough that the cast was nominated for the "Best Ensemble Cast" award at the Streamy Awards.
In 2016, Vine disabled new uploads and ceased to be a viable social media service. Like many popular Vine creators, Demetrius was forced to move his presence to other platforms. He continued to upload videos to YouTube under his username, MeechOnMars. His channel steadily grew followers, with many of his videos garnering hundreds of thousands of views, and some even in the millions.
Demetrius has collaborated with many friends in his videos. Most notably, he has a second channel, Meech And Lo, where he teams up with his friend and roommate Angelo, also known as DopeIsland, to upload skits and other humorous content. DopeIsland is less active on YouTube, but has a significant presence on Instagram, where his follower count is in the high six figures, and had millions of Vine followers. Since their fan bases may overlap, their channel takes advantage of their different approaches to web marketing and caters to their common audience.
Demetrius connects to his more than 700,000 Instagram followers through videos as well as other content. He re-posts memes and samples of his Tweets, but also uploads original content. He has shared poetry and old photos to open up to his audience in a way that goes beyond the type of branded content typically shared on social media.
On his official Twitter page, which has more than half a million followers, Demetrius is extremely active, sometimes posting several times a day. In addition to videos, photos, and interacting with fans, he uses it to promote "The Golden Life," his clothing company. The Golden Life sells T-shirts and hoodies related to his Meech Mob brand, as well as political statements.
In 2016, Demetrius wrote and directed a short film, "Be Happy," where he opened up about struggles with depression. He said the idea sprang from a difficult breakup, where he found it difficult to share his feelings and realized that he needed to be open. He collaborated with others, such as Victor Pope Junior, who also dealt with mental illness. Demetrius said his goal was to spread the message that anyone can suffer from depression.
He said, "A large misconception is that depression and happiness can't coexist. Depression lies dormant in all of us until something triggers it." In addition to the short, he has interacted with fans on Twitter who suffer from depression or have experienced self-harm, and wants to encourage discussion of these topics.
He's continued this work through The Golden Life, which has sold T-shirts and hoodies with messages of hope to fans, and promoted the mission statement "You matter." Every item on the site has sold out quickly, showing not just the demand for his designs, but the desire of his fans to be a part of something more meaningful.
This desire for more meaning and to parlay his success into purposeful works continues on his Facebook page, which has more than 300,000 followers. In addition to his comedy videos and partnerships with other creators, he also shows community service and outreach to kids. Demetrius demonstrates his gratitude while hoping to start a conversation about self-harm and depression.
By opening up about his struggles, Demetrius has created a deeper connection with his fans, who are ready to see where he goes next. Whether it's through his acting, writing and directing, his clothing line, or his service, Demetrius Harmon has established an honest presence on the web that resonates with viewers all over the world.