"Such is the state of online video," reports Wired, profiling Jukin Media, a 100-employee "viral video" farm. Read the rest
," is about the last Galapagos tortoise to die, "done retro video game stylee."
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei covers PSY's viral hit.
Dread Central has been doing a little bit of investigating into the viral campaign
being run by Paranormal Activity 4
. Accounts on Twitter
, and YouTube
apparently belong to a man named Jacob Degloshi from Henderson, Nevada. But appearing in one picture he's shared on Twitter is a young blonde woman named Alex
, who happens to be a character
(not an actress) in the newest installment of the found-footage franchise. And, Dread Central points out, the pool and the house in one of the videos
should look very familiar... I like this expansion on the viral, Blair Witch
approach to movie promotion, even though the whole "fact or fiction" element is clearly absent. But similar to The Walking Dead's web videos
that go into stories about people who aren't the main characters, this is a cool way to build the mystery. (via Dread Central
) Read the rest
Sean Creeley of Embed.ly writes
that K-pop star PSY's "Gangnam Style" sensation "created some interesting data on the rise of one of the most viral videos of all time." He shares stats on the "growth of that video over time as it relates to API calls." Read the rest
At Dangerous Minds, our friend and former (frequent) guestblogger Richard Metzger writes about the death of Royce Reed, co-star of the “Royce and Marilyn” viral videos. She passed away last night.
"In 2009, when I was guest-blogger at Boing Boing," he writes, "I helped get the ball rolling on the Royce and Marilyn craze." Indeed he did. His post today on the sad news includes many more videos and links.
Back in 1999, the LA Weekly ran the definitive profile on Royce and her comic partner Marilyn Hoggatt. A great loss to Weird Culture. These women were basically real-life versions of Absolutely Fabulous meets Norma Desmond, shaken up with a little Englebert Humperdinck samba. More great videos here. Read the rest
Today's weird animal viral video is, like all great examples of the genre, equal parts funny, creepy, cute, and sad. Apparently, the cat in this video is having a fear/anxiety/aggressive reaction to the presence of a young girl (sounds like under 5 years old?), a friend of the daughter of the guy who shot the video. Or I don't know, hairball?
I've never seen this behavior before, and wonder how the owners might best deal with it. But also, I couldn't stop laughing.
And is that a Maine Coon? They're usually so mellow and sociable.
(thanks, Tara McGinley) Read the rest