As Gangnam Style approaches 1 billion views, another viral video is making history on YouTube as well. Today, ‘Charlie bit my finger’ became the first non-professional, non-music video to surpass half a million YouTube views. The video hit the landmark just in time for the launch of three new original web shows staring viral stars Charlie and Harry, along with their younger brother Jasper.
Think you’ve got what it takes to predict up-and-coming viral videos before they blow up? Prove it on the Viral Video eXchange, a new game that lets you buy and sell virtual stock in online videos.
“Viral video” has taken over the web. With over 3 billion hours of video being watched every month on YouTube, everybody is talking about the latest YouTube sensation or viral hit. PBS takes a look into the world of viral video in the latest episode of their web-original series Off Book.
This week’s funny video roundup includes an unusual talent, a five-year old’s impression of some popular brands, a receipt-giving dog, a human jukebox and more. So grab a cup o’ joe, take a seat and get ready for some serious lolz.
A new study from Jun Group finally puts a value on earned media and reveals that, indeed, brands that run viral campaigns in which they pay for views actually do see post-view action worth up to 30.1 percent more than what they spend on their campaigns.
We take a look back at some of the funniest viral videos of 2011. What was your favorite YouTube video this year?
Over the course of the year we’ve compiled over 50 lists of videos, from the best dubstep videos to the best juggling videos, memorable iPhone hoaxes, Siri videos and more. We’ve picked out the top 10 of these lists, based on popularity as well as how well they sum up the year’s video trends.
Social video platform Jun Group has just released a new infographic that provides some insight into the emerging trends and usage patterns n social video. Some of the findings may surprise you.
Over the summer, YouTube revealed that hundreds of partners are now making six-figure incomes, but how much do individual partnerships make? Earlier this week The New York Times reported that it may be more than you think.
Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a successful branded viral video? Brands go viral all the time, from Old Spice to Skittles, but what goes on behind the scenes to catapult these brands to viral fame? I spoke to Steve Terrell, Senior Vide President of Sales, Marketing and Public Relations at The Lifeline Program, to glean a little insight into the making of their latest viral campaign—‘Betty White Raps ‘I’m Still Hot’ with Luciana’.