Web developer Will Smidlein managed to bypass the six-second upload limit on Vine today, inserting the entirety of Rick Astley’s immortal “Never Gonna Give You Up” into a post that was ultimately taken down by Twitter. “I think I broke Vine,” Smidlein tweeted, along with the full embed of the song. He previously tweeted that Twitter engineers had asked him to take the post down.
The first ever Rickroll on Vine occurred the same day that the app became available for Android. Smidlein, 16, declined to say in detail how he got around Vine’s upload limitations. But he’s not the first to do so: as noted by TechCrunch, in March, the blog OneSoneX described a technique that involves uploading from the camera roll of a jailbroken iPhone. Twitter did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The company said earlier today that Vine now has 13 million users.
Made my day.