According to our beloved Wikipedia, a viral video can be defined as “a video clip that gains widespread popularity through the process of Internet sharing, typically through email or IM messages.”
I recently came across the most comprehensive and detailed viral video website ever!!!!!!!!! (And by the amount of exclamation points used, I truly don’t believe this to be a hyperbole.) The website is called Viral Video Chart, and I strongly urge you to check it out!
The home page lists the top 20 most recent viral videos online. The site also includes very interesting statistics, including: number of views per video, “the buzz by language”, and blogs written about the videos.
Needless to say, my YouTube Reflection du jour will focus on the top viral video within the last 24 hours: Extreme Sheep LED Art:
The video was posted to YouTube on March 16, 2009 and already has over 1,100,000 views.
The following are the video statistics for the video according to ViralVideoChart.com:
- Viral sharing of this video: Spreading across the interweb like Wildfire!
- Discovered 17 Mar 2009
- 1,129,184 views
- 830 blog posts
- 1,650 comments
Yet another unique video has been added to the repertoire of online popular culture. This video combines art and… sheep. Clearly a very complicated video which must have taken hours to compile. I’m just excited to see the inevitable video responses and spoofs that will occur in the near future!
As for ViralVideoChart.com, let’s just say a lot more of my leisurely time will be spent watching such videos as “Flight Attendant doing raps!!” and “BEST DUNK EVER! BACKFLIP! “Ah yes. The internet. Always giving me what I want.