17 March 2012

Top viral videos of all time

Kony 2012 was unleashed on the internet just few days ago, and it has already been viewed more than 120 million times, beating out the likes of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rebecca Black, Beyoncé, and Miley Cyrus.

I find the list below of the top viral videos of all-time quite interesting as of all the 15 videos, Kony 2012 is the only one that touches a more serious matter instead of being just a new pop video or clever online ad.

Does this really make Kony 2012 the "most viral" video of all time? It's hard to argue with that assessment. The video's passed through our collective feeds and inboxes so many times that more than a shocking documentary, it's starting to feel more like chain mail. The filmmakers clearly accomplished the goal of raising awareness about Joseph Kony's war crimes. Now we need assess whether the documentary will succeed in accomplishing any good. Will this documentary make the world a better place? Or will Kony 2012 just be the latest video to top the charts until Lady Gaga or Justin Bieber take the top spot again?

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