viral video

A “viral” guide to “viral video”

Warning: There are some clips in here that may slightly, or significantly, offend.

Some guys who make really successful viral videos are talking about what makes a viral video, and the history of viral videos. Useful stuff if you’re thinking about making YouTube part of your social media mix as a church or company.

The “Viral storytelling” part about 5:30 in was, I reckon, particularly interesting.

It’s good stuff.

The Nu-Thang man: Horrible Christian rap and a nice follow up

You know how sometimes I’m forced to post speculative questions like “what were the parents of this kid thinking when they let him make a fool of himself in front of a camera”…

Well. In this case. I don’t have to. Because the guy behind this video has come forward. He’s now a 29 year old lawyer. And he responds to his viral infamy with grace and class.

“In retrospect, I think the performance shows a green-eared, gutsy attempt to passionately perform something I believed in. Does it look a little cheesy 19 years later? Sure. Are my clothes outdated even for 1992? Probably. Did I need an inhaler? A little oxygen would have helped!”

“I don’t think the purpose of the video was to convert people in the first place. Think about it. It’s a Christian TV show being watched by other Christian children…some of whom grew up and are now laughing at themselves for wearing flowery pirate pants.”

Scroll to Top