Roman Atwood, Jackelyn Shultz and other digital stars live at VidCon in Anaheim this week – Orange County Register
Jackelyn Shultz hit record on her phone camera and live streamed her family’s afternoon in the backyard.
She sat with her 2-year-old daughter, Abbey, playing with Play-Doh and chatted with family members. She tried to spin a Play-Doh container like a fidget spinner and did her best imitation of Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” – voice cracking and all.
As the 30-minute live video played, 4,000 watched online. Viewers’ comments scrolled across the screen.
Shultz, the daughter of comedian Howie Mandel, is among the latest online personalities banking on their schtick pulling in enough viewers to attract company sponsors, advertisements or a television deal.
The industry calls them influencers, and the most successful are making a substantial living.
Jackelyn Shultz posts a video log on her family life called “Life with Jackie” on YouTube and “Live with Jackie” on Live.Me. Shultz, the daughter of Howie Mandel, will appear at VidCon 2017 at the Anaheim Convention Center. (Courtesy: Jackelyn Shultz)
Samantha Firth is a minor Internet celebrity. Her daily live broadcasts beams out to 826,000 followers on Live.Me. She’ll be at Vidcon 2017 in Anaheim. (Courtesy: Live.Me)
Youtube personality Casey Lavere, of Idaho, gets a photo taken with a fan during the 2015 VidCon at Anaheim Convention Center. (File photo by Ed Crisostomo, Orange County Register/SCNG)
Fans react after buying items at the Youtube personality Dan and Phil booth during the 2015 VidCon at Anaheim Convention Center. (File photo by Ed Crisostomo, Orange County Register/SCNG)
People make their way to the sixth annual VidCon at Anaheim Convention Center in 2015. (File photo by Ed Crisostomo, Orange County Register/SCNG)
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