You remember the oldie, but goodie Atlanta Grape Lady who bellows like a beaten seal after a grape-stomping spill on a live newscast, right?
I was rather surprised this morning when I glanced at the view count: roughly 2.7 million banked in 8 years. Impressive, yesh? Perhaps.
The Digital Timeline is Speeding Up
But, In a post-Bieber and Rebecca Black world, 2.7 million views can happen overnight. Paid for with video-seeding media spends, or organically through the Underbelly, “viral” videos rack up impressive view counts more quickly nowadays than in the past… This makes it significantly easier, and more important than ever, to be able to identify and understand paid vs. natural view counts.
Here’s an organic gem I found on Reddit.com, likely to invade news feeds and tweet streams near you: Rope Swing Fail of the Century.
Posted to YouTube yesterday, and currently view-capped at 303 views, I expect it to rise fairly quickly.
P.S. Notice how similar the poor chap and the grape lady sound after their respective falls? Ouch, but… Classic.