I found this fantastic article that was written in honor of our favorite Tube of You. This past Tuesday marked the the day that 8 years ago, co-founder of YouTube posted THIS video of himself at the zoo talking about how cool Elephants are because of their “really, really, reaaaally large trunks”, who knew? The guy in the video, Jawed Karim, a college dropout has now a reported net worth of $64 at the tender age of 31.
YouTube has become such a phenomenon that 72 HOURS of video is uploaded every MINUTE. That is mind blowing! There have been so many celebrities who have paved their way through YouTube and YouTube allows any average Joe to become an overnight sensation. Artists such as Gotye, Justin Beiber, OK GO, Lana Del Rey (and does Rebecca Black count?) have gotten famous from using YouTube. YouTube is sometimes the forgotten social media device because it is one of the only social media sites where users don’t typically connect with their friends. Although this remains true, YouTube is an incredibly powerful social media tool. 19 out of 20 of the videos with the most views on YouTube are of music. Music sensations such as PSY, Carly Rae Jepsen and LMFAO have all been greatly influenced by YouTube and its ability to share with others.
And because best part of YouTube is sharing, I will now share with you some of my personal favorite viral YouTube videos: