W Is for Weird and Wonderful: #10YearsofYouTube

May 24, 2015

YouTube is where weird goes worldwide. Whecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r it was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mystery of Lonelygirl15 in 2006, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 emergence of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Harlem Shake in 2012 or last year's Too Many Cooks, YouTube is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 place where one person's idiosyncratic take on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world can be discovered, shared, and celebrated, turning a once-weird happening into something cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world embraces.

Case in point: in 2006, videos of a weird phenomenon called “cartridge tilting” began circulating on YouTube. Cartridge tilting causes bugs and glitches in cartridge-based videos games, and Goldeneye was of particular interest. That’s because cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 glitch in that particular game sometimes caused characters to jerk and convulse in mid-air. At this point, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re are about 500 videos on YouTube showcasing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cartridge tilt, totaling just under 5 million views. That’s weird, and we love it.

In 2007, as cartridge tilting was becoming a (niche) “thing,” it also began taking on a new form, as videos of people jumping and shimmying, recreating cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 glitch, began appearing on YouTube as a meme called “Geddan” or “Get Down.”



From 2008 through 2013, about 3000 videos using cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 word “geddan” or “ゲッダン” were uploaded to YouTube. Those videos have yielded about 27 million views. Thus, a weird glitch in a video game enjoyed by just a few gave birth to a meme enjoyed by millions.

But that’s not all. Now let’s consider cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Super Selfie - Geddan’s stylistic cousin.


 
In late 2013, Gabriel Valenciano began creating Super Selfie videos, which had a lot in common with Geddan videos -- both sharing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 technique of constructing dances from captured frames of video. To date, Gabriel Valenciano has uploaded 35 Super Selfies, which have garnered 11 million views. While Geddan videos averaged 9,000 views per video, Gabriel’s Super Selfies have upped cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ante to 300,000 views per video, becoming just big enough for a very important person to take notice.
-- Earnest Pettie


In 2014, for her 7-11 video, Beyonce called upon Super Selfies for inspiration. In fact, she didn’t just call upon Super Selfies, she called upon cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 man behind cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m. She invited Gabriel Valenciano to consult on her video, which was essentially a three-and-a-half minute Super Selfie.

Since its release, 7-11 has been viewed over 213 million times. Just like that, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Super Selfie went from being something enjoyed by millions to something embraced by hundreds of millions.

Sometimes it might seem like YouTube is made up of a billion people who are just waiting for that next little bit of weird to come along. But it’s also made up of a billion people who all have a little bit of weirdness just waiting to be shared.

Below, enjoy a few of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 most wonderfully weird videos from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first 10 years of YouTube:



-- Earnest Pettie

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