Commentary

He's Climbing in Your Windows

  • by , November 15, 2010

Do you know who this guy is?

That is Antoine Dodson and he is a star thanks to YouTube. If you haven't seen him, you need to look at the following two websites: http://alturl.com/cqakf followed by http://alturl.com/ygfvx.

This video became viral by the use of YouTube and Facebook. Last night, I even came across a Bedroom Intruder soundboard I-Phone app. I know it is a catchy song, but what made this video have over 40 million views?

What makes a viral video viral?

Humor has to be a major part of it. I don’t go onto YouTube looking for serious videos or documentaries, unless it is for a class. I go to be entertained and humor what I look for when I start searching.

Though humor is a part of it, it can’t be forced humor. Someone who tries to make a viral video will never make one. Everyone can tell when something is planned. A viral video is just like one of America’s Funniest Home Videos; a video camera just happened to be on at the right time and in the right place.

advertisement

advertisement

Other than that, it all depends on people’s tastes. No one can predict what video is going to become viral. On any given day, it could be a kid singing “Chocolate Rain,” or a video like the “Evolution of Dance.” It just depends on what people like on that day.

Now you can run and tell that, run and tell that, run and tell that, homeboy, home, home, homeboy!
bed-intruder-antoine-dodson-294x3002.png

Next story loading loading..