8 years of YouTube: Our top clips

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  • April 23, 2013
Georgia Halston

Georgia Halston

Social Media Strategist

    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

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