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8 years of YouTube: Our top clips

It’s eight years to the day since the first YouTube video was uploaded and despite the content being distinctly average and not particularly interesting, helpful or informative, its legend has resulted in a massive 10,494,959 views:

Thankfully, since ‘Me at the Zoo’, was posted eight years ago, a lot more interesting video content has been published, 4 billion hours, that’s 456,000 years of it is watched every month.

Everyone can name at least one viral hit that has had their time riding the social wave provided by the video sharing giant and in recent years we have realised the gargantuan potential that YouTube can give to spread the word of brands and individuals.

Here at Branded3 we have decided to share our favourites from down the years. We all chose one video (much to the distain of Social Media Strategist Fiona Dunphy who couldn’t decide on one!) and added it to the list.

Please excuse the entry by Jack Cornwall, in order to keep this post ‘safe for work’, his first suggestion didn’t make it past quality control. Feel free to leave a comment with one of your own.

Update – Our Head of Design and Social Media Andrew Machin, was not included in the post and would like to add his favourite video of all time! So here it is:

Teaching my boy how to play Angry Birds

Head of Design and Social Media Andrew Machin

Legoshire Hot Pots – He’s Turned Emo

Mark Bowering, Head of Content

 

Funny Cat Runs into Wall

Simon Patchett, Web Outreach

 

How Animals Eat Their Food

Georgia Halston, Social Media Strategist

 

FUS RO DAH!

Michael Auty, Data Insights Analyst

 

Dramatic Chipmunk


Steve Shaw, Head of Digital

 

Have You Ever Had a Dream Like This?


Fi Dunphy, Social Media Strategist

 

Baby Gives the Evil Eye


Tami Dillon, Digital Designer

 

Streaker Fail

Joe Griffiths, Search Strategist

 

Catch the Ice Dude

Alan Ng, Data Insights Analyst

 

Terry Crews Playing Drums with Muscles

Jordan Appleson, Software Developer

 

Ultimate Dog Tease

Georgina Kershaw, Content Writer

 

Annoying Orange – ORANGE NYA NYA STYLE

Jack Cornwall, Web Outreach Team Member

 

The Crystal Maze – Epic, Epic Fail

Matthew Jackson, Head of SEO Strategy

 

Gallon Smashing Milk Prank

Douglas Radburn, Senior Web Developer

 

Blindfolded Nutshot Prank

Stuart Long, SEO Strategist

 

Life in a Day

Catherine Desrochers, Web Designer

 

Otters at Chester Zoo

Emma Barnes, Data Insights Analyst

By at 3:43PM on Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013

comments

  • http://twitter.com/Adams_Creative Adams Creative

    Brilliant collection of videos, thanks! Cheered our Wednesday up!