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
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
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