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YouTube Star Tyler Oakley Helps Launch the New Beamly App

By Shannon Houston, Hollywood Staff

So exhaustingly all-encompassing is social media that certain folks are actually beginning to explore new platforms tailored more specifically to their needs. Beamly, for instance, is a social media platform built with a pop culture (TV, in particular) brain as its model. The new app, which launches today, is designed to help users hone in on the stars and television shows they love, offering the opportunity to follow, learn about, talk about, and interact with them. Beamly has over 100 TV and pop culture icons on board with the big launch, including Kandi Burruss of Real Housewives of Atlanta (she says all of us Gladiators can meet her in the Scandal TV Room), and YouTube sensations like Tyler Oakley, Sawyer Hartman and Kalel Cullen. Tyler Oakley first started rocking the viral world when his tongue-in-cheek video about the problematics of gay marriage opposition became a huge hit. Three hundred videos and over four million YouTube subscribers later, Oakley is working with Beamly to bring us this exciting new app, and even made some time to share details about the project with Hollywood.com in an exclusive interview.