Prank interviews, super viral Norwegian pop videos, stop motion Batman & Robins and a round up of regional slang words make up just some of the most viral videos of the last seven days. We love the adverts from Guinness and LG but we are also a bit worried about our eyesight as well.
Welcome to our weekly round of online video news from around the web. Out of the blue, YouTube decided to retire video responses which took many by surprise but that’s YouTube for you. Elsewhere, The Fine Bros passed 1 Billion Views and Skype announced that they are working on holographic video technology.
As ever, it’s been a news packed week in the world of video. There’s the first crowdsourced full length Vine movie in the works, the NFL Sunday Ticket might just be coming to YouTube in 2014 and Kevin Spacey thinks the television industry should raise its game to compete with VOD content.
The internet loves cats but could that be because the internet is cats? It’s a crazy theory but delivered in an inventive and highly entertaining way from the team at PBS Idea Channel. Sit back and ponder on the meaning of life, the web and everything cat related.
Will the internet ever get tired of cats and bacon? Nothing is more likely to inspire a view, share or click than a genuinely originally or funny video about either. But just how much of a viral reach do they have? A new infographic from Marketo shows us.
The Friskies award for best cat video was a huge success in 2012 – both for the brand and for the winner. So, it’s no surprise that the competition returns in 2013. You have 10 days to get your winning entry in and launch the media career of your beloved kitty.
Revision3, known for gaming and tech and science videos, is getting into the world of cats with Lil BUB. The signing illustrates the need of all people with cats to start shooting videos with them immediately because, as we all know, cats doing things is a huge pastime on the internet.
Oh, April Fools isn’t over. Vimeo decided to get in on the fun by rebranding their site, “Vimeow,” as a one-stop source for all things cat video. Considering the high-quality pedigree of Vimeo, poking fun at the general perception of YouTube suits them nicely.
Corridor Digital has created a video that has all the elements of a mega-viral success. It’s a cat video, but not your ordinary cat video. It’s one where cats are doing their usual cat things, but this time, they’re providing a valuable service against bad guys. Soon to be shared by a mom near you.
So, I've been looking at a lot of videos lately, looking for something to praise as an example of fantastic content that maybe a brand or an aspiring video-maker can learn from it. Alas, many of the videos I'm running across have to do with …