Viral Video

On Friday, I linked to a video I uploaded that was made by one of my co-workers from still images grabbed from a webcam of the construction project. Since then, the video was featured on Laughing Squid and SFist and has garnered over 100,000 views in just a few days. In that time, I’ve learned a few things:

  • Anything that attracts the attention of tens of thousands of people per day is also bound to attract some idiots. Boy, some of those YouTube commenters rank really high up on the scale of stupid. (Not you guys, though, you guys are all awesome.)
  • There is a Benny Hillifier on the web which will add Yakkety Sax (better known as the “Benny Hill music”) to any YouTube video, which is perfect for, say, a timelapse video of bridge construction. Oh, interwebs, is there anything you can’t do?
  • Having a single popular video on YouTube has no appreciable affect on the traffic to your other videos or your website.
  • If you are aching from a cold and trying to recover in bed, cats do not care and will come and sit on your chest anyways. However, it is comforting when they purr.

2 Responses to “Viral Video”

  1. Pay a bluish oak Says:

    Nah, too many clicks. The first line of the description should be:
    “Like my video? Buy my app!

  2. Mach Says:

    Well, I just put in some annotations and the third one is about this website. I didn’t want to be too intrusive with it. I’ll see if it makes a difference.