Probably the biggest subplot (after Miami’s Big Three) of the 2010-11 NBA season has been the emergence of Blake Griffin, who seems to produce a SportsCenter worthy highlight every few minutes during Clippers games.
The week leading up to the Super Bowl was chock full of hard-hitting moments that had nothing to do with football.
YouTube star Ray William Johnson posted a music video last week titled “My Balls” (guess what it’s about), and he has commandeered our top 10 list. Johnson has a total of four videos on the list with the animated music video being ranked the highest.
Asmaa Mahfouz recorded the video that may have sparked the Egyptian protests that broke out on January 25th.
News anchor Owen Conflenti inexplicably gave someone off-camera the middle finger during a live broadcast (via BuzzFeed).
With time winding down in the third period of tonight’s 3-0 win by the Pittsburgh Penguins over the New York Islanders, Brent Johnson and Rick DiPietro dropped the gloves in what’s believed to be the first NHL goalie fight in four years.
Alex Ovechkin and P.K. Subban were teammates temporarily during Saturday night’s SuperSkills Competition, but last night when the two returned to their respective teams that was quickly forgotten.
Everything went right yesterday for the Slovakian doubles tennis team of Filip Polasek and Igor Zelenay who were able to beat the Croatian tandem of Goran Ivanisevic and Marin Cilic in straight sets at Zagreb.
[credit provider=”BeenerKeeKee19952″ url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyNSx7TXVqE”] YouTube sensation Keenan Cahill is back on top of the viral video world with a lip syncing collaboration with another well known musician.Last November, Cahill scored a huge hit with his video featuring rapper 50 Cent. This time around, however, the 15-year old struck gold as he […]
There were plenty of highlights on the basketball court this week, but the real show stoppers at halftime, in practice and just goofing around.
Remember that kid that tossed a backward halfcourt shot through the basket at the end of the first quarter a few weeks ago?
Here is our really disturbing transit video of the week!
The viral video star of this week was Cathy Cruz Marrero, who fell head-first into a water fountain because she was texting while walking.
Cathy Cruz Marrero is now known as the lady who fell head-first into a water fountain because she was texting while walking.
[credit provider=”catrific” url=”http://www.youtube.com/catrific”] The fine folks over at YouTube sent us a list of partners that they think will be the next breakout stars in 2011.Looking at their subscriber growth and overall views, YouTube thinks these up-and-coming partners certainly have the potential to join the top YouTubers making six-figures a […]
Joe Penna, aka Mystery Guitar Man, has the 7th most subscribed-to YouTube channel of all-time.
The viral video of the past week has certainly been the discovery of Ted Williams – the homeless man with a “golden radio voice.”
[credit provider=”The Gregory Brothers” url=”http://www.youtube.com/schmoyoho”] YouTube partners certainly have the potential to earn six-figures (ie: Cory Williams) but in order to get up to that level, they need to build up a following and rack up the views.So, in an effort to keep track of the viral stars making noise […]
The poor Toronto Maple Leafs just can’t get it together. Once again they’re buried in the depths of the Eastern Conference standings and their playoff hopes are quickly evaporating.
Fritz Grobe dropped out of Yale and Stephen Voltz ditched his trial lawyer career of 20 years to pursue their true love of becoming performers.
The Lonely Island closed out 2010 on top, but could they carry that momentum into the new year?
With time running out in the first quarter, Twin Valley South High School guard Austin Groff didn’t have many options with his back to the basket near half court.
Ted Williams, the pan-handler from the side of the I-71 in Columbus, Ohio with the golden voice, has been hired by MSNBC to do voiceovers for the network’s Lean Forward campaign.
UPDATE: The always reliable Smoking Gun has dug up Williams’ rap sheet.
A flash mob took over the Welland Seaway Mall and put everyone in the Christmas spirit with their rendition of the “Hallelujah” chorus from George Frideric Handel’s Messiah.
[See contest to make $1000 at the end of this post.]
For the second week in a row, The Lonely Island emerge with the most watched viral video of the week.
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMtZfW2z9dw”] It was a big year for viral videos as The Gregory Brothers struck gold with the “Bed Intruder Song,” Greyson Chance received a record deal for his fantastic cover of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi, and Barely Political‘s parody of a Kesha song attracted more views than the actual […]
Several months ago, we ran a story estimating that 10 independent YouTube stars were making over $100,000 a year, based off data provided by TubeMogul.
[credit provider=”BuzzFeed”] With 2010 coming to an end, we’re taking a look back on the top-performing, most shared, viral posts of the year. From obvious memes like Sad Keanu to the incredible plastic cutlery dragon, this year’s Top 50 offers a surprising mix.
The Lonely Island is back at it again with a new music video entitled I Just Had Sex. You can guess for yourself what the song and video are about.
Last Sunday, the roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis collapsed under the weight of more than 17 inches of snow. The NFL was forced to move the game across Lake Michigan to Detroit and reschedule it for Monday night.
The most watched YouTube video of 2010 is The Gregory Brother’s (schmoyoho) “Bed Intruder Song” – according to YouTube’s blog.
A contestant on German reality TV show “Wetten, dass..?” (translated to: “Want to bet that..?) suffered a broken neck and other severe injuries after a botched stunt that was broadcasted live.
We recently came across this clip of a James Brown concert back from 1983.
YouTube stars dominated the viral video world this week as Ray William Johnson and Dane Boe each had two videos in our top 10 list.
Awesome and terrible soccer highlights dominated the month along with a fun, yet controversial trick play by a middle school football team.
Around this time last year, Tiger Woods crashed his car outside of his Florida mansion, and the buzz surrounding the story was incredible.
Keenan Cahill is a rising YouTube star becoming famous for his lip synced music videos a la Numa Numa Guy.
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvgD9HNTMkM”] Cleveland Cavaliers fans shot back at the LeBron James “Rise” ad by making their own video.In their response, local Clevelanders point out that the damage done to LeBron’s image has been self-inflicted. Plus, he’s a traitor, quitter, and backstabber.
Ray William Johnson continues his dominance of YouTube with two videos in the top 10 of this week’s most watched viral videos.
YouTube star Ray William Johnson continued his dominance of the Internet in October. He holds seven spots on the top 100 most watched viral videos list – four of which are in the top 15.
[credit provider=”Robert Scoble via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/scobleizer/2216429464/”] Commercial Television was born in 1939 at the World’s Fair. For more than 70 years, it was the dominant form of media — providing the platform that allowed for the emergence of mass media and national and global brands.In 2005, the seeds of change […]
This week’s most intriguing and mysterious viral video involves Charlie Chaplin… and time travel.
Lady Gaga has become the first person to reach 1 billion views on YouTube, THR reports. The singer had this to say on her Twitter account:
One viral video sweeping the Internet is Jimmy McMillan’s rants during this week’s New York governor debate. What made him so popular? It probably has something to do with his being the leader of the “Rent Is 2 Damn High” party.
Biz Stone might not have a sure fire revenue stream in place for Twitter, but at least he has a sponsorship deal with Stolichnaya Vodka, Fast Company reports.
Comedy video website Funny or Die has a pilot deal in place with TBS for a show called “Undercover Karaoke,” Deadline reported.
Last night at the 2010 BET Hip Hop Awards, Antoine Dodson and Michael Gregory of The Gregory Brothers took to the stage to perform their viral-turned-mainstream smash hit “Bed Intruder Song.”
SNL did a skit on Mark Zuckerberg’s reaction to “The Social Network” and Andy Samberg was tasked to play the 26-year old billionaire role. A few quick hits:
[credit provider=”LGPedia”] Last week, we investigated the top products that went viral and became video marketing phenomena. Not surprisingly, The Old Spice Man and Evian’s Rollerskating Babies took the cake.But we also found some stars we had never heard of that crushed the Old Spices and Evians. Judson Laipply’s Evolution […]
September felt like a complete snoozefest after videos of the Old Spice guy and Antoine Dodson/The Gregory Brothers took up most of our summer.
Earlier this week, we wrote about the overnight success of Orabrush, a product with a silly video that received 24MM YouTube hits.
When Cory Williams graduated from high school in 1999, he began messing around with a camcorder and recorded him and his friends doing crazy stunts and pranks.
Orabrush founder Robert Wagstaff is relentless.
[credit provider=”Hulu” url=”http://www.hulu.com/watch/56632/saturday-night-live-digital-short-im-on-a-boat”] Hulu offers on-demand videos of popular television shows like Family Guy and Saturday Night Live – which are apparently the only shows that people watch on the site.If you click on the “Most Popular” tab in Hulu and highlight “All Time,” you’ll notice that there are only […]
Not sure exactly what to make of this one: As the credits roll at the end of this news broadcast, the anchor turns around in his chair to speak with a female crew member. You can see his legs, which are not covered by pants. The woman he’s chatting with […]
If you’ve been on YouTube in the past couple of days, you’re probably asking yourself this question – Why is Weezer in all these videos?
YouTube isn’t profitable yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make money on the video sharing site.
[credit provider=”YouTube”] If you’ve ever been on the Internet in the past four years, you’ve probably watched “The Sneezing Baby Panda” viral video at least once. For those of you who just woke up from a coma and haven’t seen the video, here’s how it goes: A panda cub is […]
Boy do we love John Koblin’s annual US Open blog:
[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMtZfW2z9dw”] The story of the alleged attempted rape of Kelly Dodson has become the viral video of the month. Who knew that such a traumatic incident could be so entertaining?A local news station in Huntsville, Alabama picked up the story of the break-in and attempted rape, and reporter […]
[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Sizzle reels–also known in some circles as demo reels, show reels, media highlight reels, public relations videos, video pitches, electronic press kit videos, promo videos, or teasers–are 3- to 5-minute videos that combine visuals, audio and messaging to create a fast-paced, stylised overview of a product, service, […]
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Mark Hicks’ reputation as a highly trained martial artist, stuntman, and actor earned him an audition for a LeBron James Nike commercial featuring legendary martial arts master Jim Kelly – a childhood idol of Hicks.For his audition, Mark Hicks planned on doing a back flip followed by an impressive showing […]
Some awesome remixing and use of auto-tune by The Gregory Brothers has landed them a spot on Billboard’s “Hot 100” chart (via Mashable). According to Billboard, the Hot 100 ranks “the week’s most popular songs across all genres, ranked by radio airplay… sales data… and streaming activity data.”
There are 10 independent YouTube stars who made over $100,000 in the past year, according to a study done by analytics and advertising company TubeMogul.From July 2009 to July 2010, TubeMogul used their viewership data to estimate the annual income for independent YouTube partners, which they define as anyone who […]
BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafermaker directed a middle finger to the anchors on live television after one of them made a cheeky remark about his preparation.
[credit provider=”Juan Mann”] On June 30, 2004, a man by the pseudonym of “Juan Mann” (pronounced, “one man”) started offering free hugs to strangers on the streets of Sydney, Australia.Six years later, he’s a bona fide viral sensation on the web, but he’s not much richer thanks to his Internet […]
Jeremy Scott of Reel SEO conducted a great interview with viral video star Merton of Chatroulette Piano Improv fame.
[credit provider=”The Fully Sick Rapper: bit.ly” url=”http://bit.ly/du4ihz”] With over 1.7 million views on his YouTube channel and 24,000 people on Facebook who “Like” him, Christiaan Van Vuuren has built up quite a viral following under the moniker “The Fully Sick Rapper.”Since being locked in quarantine on December 9, 2009, the […]
Raw video has surfaced of Katie Couric recording voice-over tracks from September 2008 when Sarah Palin was announced as John McCain’s running mate.
In February 2007, Senator Barack Obama formally announced his candidacy to run for the presidency of the United States. One month later, Ben Relles came up with an idea to create a music video about a girl with a massive crush on the Senator from Illinois.Relles enlisted singer-songwriter Leah Kauffman […]
There’s no denying it. Old Spice took over the world (of viral videos) with their amazing viral campaign that included a whopping 183 video responses.
[credit provider=”Noah Kalina”] Noah Kalina started a photography project called “Everyday” back when he was 19-years old on January 11, 2000. The idea was to take one picture of himself everyday in the same framing without changing his facial expression.”A couple of years into it, a friend convinced me to […]
Proving that the Internet is taking over our lives, viral video stars of the past and present were invited on as guests on NBC’s and ABC’s late night talk shows last night.
[credit provider=”LGPedia”] “Lonelygirl15” started out as a simple web video series about a girl with a webcam. The first video starring “Bree” was uploaded onto YouTube on June 16, 2006, and it was portrayed as the 16-year old’s first attempt at video blogging.Less than three months later, it was revealed […]
If you haven’t heard about the Old Spice Guy videos tearing up YouTube, you probably haven’t been on the Internet much this week.
Howard Davies-Carr, the father behind viral video hit “Charlie bit my finger – again” is very protective of his family.
People kicked off the month of the World Cup by making Shakira and the official 2010 FIFA World Cup song, “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa),” the most watched video of June.
Gary Brolsma had just graduated from high school and started working at “Expert PC” in Saddlebrook, NJ when he made his infamous “Numa Numa Dance” video.
Here’s the new music video from viral video kings OK Go for their song “End Love.” Comment on the stop-motion and viralness of the video below:
Nike’s “Write the Future” commercial was the most watched non-music video for May 2010.The full-length ad managed to crack the the top 100 of all videos in only two weeks — a rare feat for a non-music clip.
So the first thing you need to know is that Ellen DeGeneres just started a new record label called eleveneleven.
Visible Measures, an Internet video metrics website, has a feature called the 100 Million Views Club, which tracks the most-watched viral videos of all time.
“… Later he gets the rebound. Passes it to the man. Shoots it. And boom goes the dynamite.”
In today’s Internet age, anyone can become a star with the right viral video. YouTube even allows you to make money off of your videos – as long as they’re original content.
YouTube’s first video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, but the site was officially launched five years ago in May 2005 as a beta.With 24 hours of video uploaded every minute, YouTube won’t shock the world if they turn a profit. Eric Schmidt, CEO of parent company Google, “assumes” YouTube […]
Ghyslain Raza was one of the first well known victims of cyberbullying. More commonly known as the “Star Wars Kid,” Raza was humiliated and embarrassed by students who attended his high school – Séminaire St-Joseph – a private institution in Trois-Rivières, Quebec.
Last month, Lin Yu Chun, aka the Taiwanese Susan Boyle, swept the viral video world.
Via HuffPo comes this great freudian slip from Golf Channel reporter Win McMurry as she reports on why Tiger Woods withdrew from The Players Championship.
In this video via The Consumerist, you see a copy of Microsoft Office Ultimate become armed with a “micro ultra-sonic alarm.”
When it comes to a classic viral video, the “Winnebago Man” has to come to mind. If you’ve never seen the video, here’s the description from the user who was the first to upload it onto YouTube:
Justin Bieber utterly dominated web video in the month of April. In fact, 8 of the 10 most viewed videos in April are music videos – half of those videos belonging to Bieber.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports that the Cleveland Browns just signed a 6’8 320 lb offensive tackle named Joel Reinders. Nothing too out of the ordinary unless you take into account two things:
A 16 year-old who can barely drive has the most watched video for the month of April.