|evolution of dance; most viewed video|
|Topic Started: Dec 10 2008, 07:00 AM (80 Views)|
|kazuma||Dec 10 2008, 07:00 AM Post #1|
i got this off of the red vs blue site (i did not change anything at all) just something interesting you might like to know =D
This entry has nothing to do with Red vs Blue, but I wanted to pause for a moment and recognize one of our contemporaries in the online video world. Even if you don't know the name Jud Laipply, you probably are familiar with his video The Evolution Of Dance, which has been the most watched video on YouTube for as long as I can remember.
Recently, this little clip very quietly reached an enormous milestone by surpassing 106 million total views. What's so important about 106 million views? Consider this: the most watched episode in the history of television was the series finale of M*A*S*H. And given the revolutionary reach of TV, it's likely that M*A*S*H's swan song was probably the single most watched thing ever, in any medium -- with emphasis on the was. The show had 105.9 million viewers when it aired in February 1983. Those 105.9 million viewers put M*A*S*H above the end of Friends, Cheers, Seinfeld and every Super Bowl ever aired.
And now Mr. Laipply has 106. And counting.
What does this mean? Who knows for certain. We could probably waste a lot of breath debating the science behind Nielsen ratings and YouTube view counters. Yet, it's hard to argue that our idea of media has changed dramatically in the past few years. And I won't deny how inspiring it is that one guy with a video camera and a good idea might just be the most watched thing. Ever.
|Hiruma Youichi||Jan 7 2009, 02:06 AM Post #2|
|lol thats really cool thanks for that kazuma|
|kazuma||Jan 12 2009, 11:39 PM Post #3|
||no problem its a good video anyways lol|
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