Viral videos of the week

8 Jul 2012

We take a look at some of the most-viewed and most-shared videos. This week features the International Olympics Committee finding its Muse, a frank conversation with your 12-year-old self, and why Prof Stephen Hawking is $100 worse off this week.

More than 72 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, 500 years of video watched on Facebook every day, and more than 700 YouTube videos shared on Twitter each minute, ensuring there is always video trending on the web.

With so much video available for viewing, we take a look at some of the viral videos that have caught our eye this week.

A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self: 20th Anniversary Edition

They say one of the first signs of madness is talking to yourself. I wonder what psychologists would make of someone having a conversation with themselves 20 years in the past? Step forward Jeremiah McDonald, who left a recording for himself when he was 12 and is now revisiting it 20 years later.

Uploaded: 5 July, 2012

Muse – Survival

With the London Olympics just around the corner, the International Olympic Committee has stepped up its efforts to generate a buzz around the occasion by launching a new video montage this week of memorable Olympic moments, coupled with the new track Survival from English rockers Muse.


Uploaded: 4 July, 2012

Stephen Hawking on Higgs Discovery has lost me $100

To some, making a wager with Stephen Hawking over a physics matter might seem like a lost cause, but Gordon Kane of the University of Michigan has found himself $100 richer this week with the potential discovery of the Higgs boson particle.


Uploaded: 4 July, 2012

Best things about being blind

“There’s plenty of good things about being blind” insists Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth. This light-hearted video hit the web this week and is the latest in a series of videos from the blind video producer.


Uploaded: 3 July, 2012