Types of YouTube videos
People and blogs
News & politics
•Non profits activism
Context collapse / mash ups
Most popular mash up is the bed intruder song with
‘’ hits, which is a boy talking on the news, which has
then been remixed into a song and can even now be
bought on iTunes.
There is also mash-ups of the UK election debate
done for comedy value as it is almost mocking the
Another popular mash up is the downfall parodies
where humorous subtitles have been added.
Remixes of songs.
can make more serious scenes into funny comedy
Can make remix’s of music to create a new song.
Sometimes it can make very serious matters less
Can manipulate what people say.
Aspirational TV is what is broadcast on TV in which
the people who watch it want to aspire to what they
YouTube contrasts to this as the stars of YouTube are
real life everyday people which making its viewers
less envious. Most of the stars of YouTube aren't
Top ranking videos
‘Charlie but me’ a home video of two young British
children, people have even created parodies.
‘Sneezing panda’ caught on camera by somebody's
trip to the zoo.
‘evolution of dance’ middle aged american man
All of these videos are from normal everyday people.
Charlie bit me: the home video is now so popular
people even mimic and create parodies of the stars
Fred: created fictional character, who has now won
awards as well as starring in movies.
How videos become popular
They can become popular via online communities
like facebook where friends can share the links which
will be passed on giving the video more hits.
There are also rating sites like digg where people can
rate the videos, the highest rated videos will then get
the most views.
If people search on yahoo for a video the ratings also
appear, the higher the ratings on videos the more
people will want to watch.