The gadget-toting subpopulation of the human race can't go for long without developing a new visual meme that spreads like an iPhone rumor. The most recent craze is cropping up on Vine, and it's called whaling. There is a vine.com list dedicated to whaling, which offers the helpful definition "to dive backwards with one's body in a public or unusual place, like a whale breaching the surface of the ocean."
Fads like planking and Tebowing were built for an age of photographs. They were amusing, still poses, captured in the moment. Whaling builds on the idea of doing something weird in unlikely places, but brings in the element of motion (and sometimes sound). It's designed to shine in Vine's short-video format.… Read more