Astronaut: watch YouTube videos with no views

Most YouTube videos have at least a few views: the uploader making sure it works and applying basic edits. But zero views? That's a special class of film: automated, forgotten, mistaken, baffling, beautiful. Astronaut will show them to you. [via MeFi]

Today, you are an Astronaut. You are floating in inner space 100 miles above the surface of Earth. You peer through your window and this is what you see. You are people watching. These are fleeting moments.

These videos come from YouTube. They were uploaded in the last week and have titles like DSC 1234 and IMG 4321. They have almost zero previous views. They are unnamed, unedited, and unseen by anyone but YOU.

I can't stop watching. It seems almost too perfect, like a montage in a movie about the wonderful, unbeknownst things humans were doing before the Orange Death held sway.

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  1. dfaris says:

    Observation changes outcome.

  2. So, the internet is made of cats after all?

  3. These are the memories of the Nexus 6 line, if they had been seeded with videos instead of photographs.

  4. Liam1 says:

    How do I know I won't see something nasty? I get traumatized just reading descriptions of NSFL videos on the internet.

  5. A bad soap opera, a guy singing, a weird prom, blinking lights, some Ukrainian kids, a hippopotamus flash light...

    So far so good.

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