A video that shows the devastation of daily life for children in a war-zone was the most viewed YouTube ad in the U.S. last month, with over 28 million views. The fact that it was set in the UK, rather than Syria or The Sudan jolted a lot of viewers and generated many shares across social networks.
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If you are a Vine user who can’t live without the ability to send private video and text messages to other Vine and even non-Vine users a day longer, then do a happy dance as the video platform has just introduced that very thing. For iOS and Android users only. Sorry Windows Phone people.