Viral Videos

How to Create a Viral Video Smash Hit

If your video can evoke a positive emotion that can be tied back to your brand, you're on the right path.<p>Is it possible to plan for and create a viral video, or does a video go viral spontaneously? Yes to both! Because the fact is, many user-generated videos are uploaded to YouTube and go viral …

Marketing

Legendary's ‘CelebriD&D’ Is Another High-Powered ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Web Series

<b>Legendary Digital Networks</b> is hoping to capitalize on one of its most beloved web series by bringing a new show to <b>Alpha</b>, its subscription video …

Dungeons and Dragons

Woman speaks out after overdose video goes viral

After 750,000 watched her overdose, the woman is speaking out, and she wants to send a message to other addicts

Addiction

Atlantic City Honors Man Who Broke Up Teen Fight In Viral Video

Ibn Ali Miller said he stepped in “because it was the right thing to do.”<p>Atlantic City, New Jersey, honored the good Samaritan who brought peace to two fighting teens in a video that has received more than 31 million views.<p>Ibn Ali Miller, 26, teared up as he made remarks during an event on …

Atlantic City

Police Officer Confronts IRS Scammer in Viral Video — and Shares His Tips to Avoid Being Tricked

Kyle Roder recently received an urgent voicemail from the Internal Revenue Service detailing his imminent arrest if he didn’t immediately call …

Fraud

Maryland Mom Who Appeared to Beat Her Kids in Viral Video Now Faces Abuse and Assault Charges

Maryland police have filed child abuse and assault charges against a 26-year-old woman who appeared in a 22-second viral video that seemingly showed …

Crime

YouTube Stocks Up On 360-Degree Music Videos From Artists Like Gorillaz

<b>YouTube</b> knows that to sell a premium service, you need to have great, exclusive content. That’s why the video site has produced so many original …

Virtual Reality

Tencent-led Funding Said to Value Video App at $3 Billion - Bloomberg

Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s investment in Chinese video streaming service Kuaishou values the startup at about $3 billion, people with knowledge of the …

Tencent

Man in viral video who stopped fight credits Muslim values

A US man who gained internet fame and widespread praise for stopping a fight between two teenagers said his Muslim faith taught him to pursue …

Middle East

Viral video imagines Elmo getting fired over PBS budget cuts

A viral online video imagines lovable "Sesame Street" character Elmo getting fired due to budget cuts to PBS.<p>The video shows an unseen man delivering the news to Elmo in a nondescript room. Elmo doesn't take the news well, complaining that he's worked at "Sesame Street" for 32 years. He also …

Sesame Street

Daughters Of Man Taken By ICE In Viral Video Speak About Life Without Dad

Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez was taken into custody over a decade-old DUI.<p>Fatima Avelica could be heard sobbing as she recorded her father, Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez, being detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement as she was heading to school on Feb. 28.<p>The 13-year-old and her older sister, Jocelyn …

Pocketwatch, Led By Team Of Digital Media Vets, Raises $6 Million To Create Network Of Kids Content

If you’ve paid attention to our Tubefilter Charts recently, then you know that children’s content is making a huge mark on YouTube. From sing-alongs …

Pocket Watches

Chipotle Tries A Branded Video On-Demand Series For Kids With ‘Rad Lands’ On iTunes

<b>Chipotle</b> has been known to use online video marketing as a tool to promote its mission, and with its latest branded effort, it is hoping parent and …

Young girl steals pope's cap in viral video

In a clip that's quickly gone viral, a young girl snatches the pontiff's hat as he leans in to kiss her on the cheek.<p>Catholic tour guide Mountain Butorac posted the video to Twitter on Wednesday with the caption, "Took my Goddaughter to meet the pope. She stole his hat!"<p>In a later post to Facebook, …

Pope Francis

Viral video shows man riding horse through a Wal-Mart

Talk about horseplay.<p>A video of a Houston man riding a horse through Wal-Mart went viral on Sunday evening when Woody Fields posted it to …

Walmart

Safiya Nygaard Shares Why She Left BuzzFeed To Launch A YouTube Channel

After her January departure from <i>BuzzFeed</i>, where she had become one of the publisher’s breakout video stars, former producer <b>Safiya Nygaard</b> is shedding …

Three Photographers Are Forced out of Their Comfort Zone to Shoot the Same Model

A while back we shared a viral video in which six photographers shot the same model with widely varying results, partly because they were given false …

Photography

Flight attendant nails Britney Spears' 'Toxic' in viral video

<b>This article originally appeared on TIME</b><p>Between long security lines, TSA pat-downs, tiny seats, and basic economy class, air travel can be a bit of a nightmare. A flight attendant on Air Asia, though, may have found a way to improve the experience—Britney Spears.<p>Assraf Nasir, who works in the cabin …

Airlines

VIRAL VIDEO: Amtrak Train Brings Snowpocalypse to Passengers Waiting on Platform

Twenty years ago Jay Leno responded to an Amtrak ad with a couple cozying up next to each other on a train, saying that he <i>always knew near-death</i> …

Jay Leno

John Oliver Uses Silent 22-Minute Video To Add Dancing Zebras To The News

<b>John Oliver</b> has raked a considerable amount of muck since launching his HBO show <i>Last Week Tonight</i> in 2014, and he has often enlisted social media to …

Comedy

This Viral Video of Toddlers Partying All Night Is as Entertaining as It Is Exhausting

See what happens when parents catch their twin toddlers' adventures on a night cam.<p>One of the awesome things about having twins is that your kids will be able to grow up with one another and be able to entertain one another. Of course, no parent puts their twins to sleep for the night hoping that …

Parenting

Adorable kid struggling to stay awake while eating is all of us on a Monday

Ever get so tired and hungry at the same time?<p>You'll appreciate this kid who is the latest star of a viral video, where he's seen struggling to stay awake to finish his steamed bun (but refusing to let go of it).<p>The boy from Chengdu, Sichuan, was eating at a banquet hall nestled in his mum's …

Humor

Baby Pygmy Hippo Latest in Viral Video Craze: Does the Trend Help the Animals?

In recent weeks, the world has tuned into the lives of Fiona the Hippo and April the Giraffe.<p>A baby pygmy hippo in Sydney has been making headlines after a video of her was shared by Taronga Zoo, where she was born. The zoo is planning to have a competition to name the hippo.<p>Pygmy hippos are …

Wildlife

'BBC Dad' Interview Gets Inevitable Star Wars Parody

Dammit, all Darth Vader wants to do is sit down with Emperor Palpatine for a nice chat about squashing the Rebellion, but those darn droids won’t …

Star Wars

Brotherly love: Two brothers who live 1,000 miles away reunite in heartwarming viral video

Brothers Adam and Aaron Davis are the best of friends.<p>Still, they're now separated by more than 1,000 miles after Adam, 19, moved last August to …

Parody of the BBC viral video shows how a working mom would have straight-up handled it

An almost absurd amount of time has been spent on Monday’s viral BBC interview.<p>With good reason.<p>The way the video and the coverage unfolded spoke to …

Weird

Viral video imagines what BBC dad interview would have looked like with a mom

The eyes of the internet have been on Robert Kelly and his family ever since his “hippity-hoppity” young children interrupted his live BBC interview after he forgot to lock the door to his office. Now, a new gender-swapped parody video imagines how a mom might have handled the situation.<p>The parody …

Entertainment

This Viral Video Of a Morgue Door Slamming On Its Own Is Straight-Up Terrifying

It's not a promo for the next season of <i>American Horror Story</i>; it's a freaky-ass viral video from Brazil.<p>The frightening footage shows two security …

American Horror Story

Carli Bybel Named Global Ambassador For WAH Foundation, Launches New Company

<b>YouTube</b> beauty creator <b>Carli Bybel</b>, whose two channels have amassed roughly 5.6 million subscribers, has been named global ambassador for the <b>WAH</b> …

Skin Care

Jerome Jarre, Casey Neistat, Ben Stiller, More Launch GoFundMe To Fight Somalia Famine

A handful of the world’s top influencers have teamed with the actor <b>Ben Stiller</b> and <b>Turkish Airlines</b> to fight a famine that has swept Somalia in recent …

Turkish Airlines