There are many funny videos online today. Go on YouTube and see how many funny videos you will find. These are just normal, everyday people who have become an Internet sensation just within a week or so.
Many people wonder what it would be like to be famous one day and how they can become famous. Now, with the wonderful technology of the Internet, anyone can become a hit online all within one week.
Some people often wonder how these videos have become as popular as they are. Here is how they become popular and why they have become popular. This is all according to a video from Ted.com by Kevin Allocca who explains everything to us in an easy to understand way, why and how even an epic fail video will go viral.
One reason funny videos are becoming a new trend is because of tastemakers. Tastemakers are basically people who can make things popular or even more popular by sharing it with a much bigger audience. This is one reason why some really weird and kind of stupid videos gain popularity.
Participation and Creativity
When other people participate in your video, they can make it become a new trend on YouTube. This basically means when someone finds your video, no matter what other people might think of it, and they like it so they add some creativity to it and make it popular this way. One way they can do this is by recreating the video to come from their own region in the world and although they are still showing the original meaning, they have re-made it their own. So, they not only participate but they also use their own creativeness to add to it which makes it even more popular. Basically, other people create a parody of your video which makes it even more popular.
What is unexpectedness and why does it make a video popular? Say one day, someone tells you that you must watch a certain video but they don't tell you why. Although it seems boring just by the title of it, you watch it anyway because the person who said that you must watch it is a close friend of yours and you want to humor them. Then, while watching it, you find out, unexpectedly, why they wanted you to watch it so bad. It is because although the video is meant to be serious, something stupid or funny happens during it and you just have to laugh at it even if you didn't expect these things to happen. This could be something that the person in the video didn't even mean to do and was actually a little embarrassed by what happened while everyone in the country or world watches and laughs uncontrollably and unexpectedly at it.
Why do these videos become so popular?
Now you are probably wondering why these funny videos are becoming a new trend. Why are these normal, everyday, regular people becoming Internet sensations within a week from posting on YouTube and might even become a well-known celebrity one day in the future? It is all because it is the Internet and your audience is everyone and anyone who has access to the Internet.