YouTube is one of the fastest growing networks that allows for viral videos to become as popular as they are today. More and more individuals are becoming “famous” due to their viral videos they post on YouTube. For instance, the video “David After Dentist” is a prime example. David’s father posted a humorous video of his son after his surgery and his reaction to the Anesthesia. The video was uploaded to YouTube because David was simply trying to show his family members the comical clip. However, the video became a hit within days! Not only does the family make a profit off this video because of the advertisements off to the side, but they also donate a portion of their currency they make to dental charities.

So what exactly is a viral video? A viral video is a video that becomes popular to the public through the process of sharing on the internet, through video sharing websites, social media and emails. A viral video is considered viral due to the amount of publicity it receives. Further, a viral video is any video that is passed electronically from one person to another.

Humorous videos are among the most popular when creating a viral video, but not always. Viral videos appeal to emotions whether they are happy or sad. It is simply viral in the sense of how it affects an individual when they see it. If a certain individual likes the video they will be more likely to share it with their friends and so on and so forth.

These viral videos are becoming more popular in today’s society because of Smartphones. With the video ability these smartphones contain, it allows for raw footage shot by amateurs. This is more inexpensive than having to publish and edits videos.

I too have some favorite viral videos that I would like to share with you.

1.) Marcel The Shell with Shoes On

2.) Blood Baby

3.) Where’s the Chapstick?

4.) Nobody’s Perfect

5.) Charlie Bit My Finger


These are just a few of my favorite videos. I really enjoy Marcel the Shell with Shoes On because Marcel is so cute. The Blood Baby and Charlie Bit My Finger are simply cute and you can’t help but laugh! Lastly, I like the two videos containing songs because it makes you want to get up and dance and sing along! I am not one to usually watch that many YouTube videos, but I can say I have tried to make my own viral video with my friends.

What are some of your favorite videos and why?