How Cody Ko turned boredom into social media stardom

Cody Ko talks to #KanvasLive at Playlist Live
Cody Ko talks to #KanvasLive at Playlist Live

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Big things come in small packages -- just ask social media star Cody Ko. The comedian has made a living solely through creating six-second videos on Vine.

But Ko never expected this to be his full-time job.

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"I got started in social media because I was bored and lonely, honestly," Ko told AOL.com at Playlist Live this past weekend in Orlando, Florida.

Playlist Live is an annual event where content creators and fans come together to form one massive social media meet-up.

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Although he originally started by making videos of "stupid, little ideas," Ko told AOL.com that he began taking social media more seriously when he realized how much attention he was getting from followers.

Watch the video above to hear from Cody Ko about his favorite part about being a social media celebrity.

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