Year in Review: Viral Videos of 2014

It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since the very first viral video sensation took the Internet by storm. In December of 2004, Gary Brolsma posted a video of himself lip-synching and dancing to a Romanian pop song “Dragostea Din Tei” just for fun (aka “Numa Numa”), and the trend of sharing videos was […]

Trending News Monday: Why The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon is Here to Stay

“And now, here’s your host Jimmy Fallon!” For the past 20 years, Jay Leno has been puking up the same material on The Tonight Show, which kept his viewers loyal and ratings steady; but, he never really learned how to appeal to the ever-growing Internet audience. So NBC did what they had to: they sent […]

2013: Top Five Viral YouTube Videos

Twenty years ago, experts could look at TV ratings, box office results and book sales to determine which entertainment had people talking the most. Not anymore. Viral videos have joined the conversation as the newest measure of popularity. If it seems like you’ve watched more online videos in 2013 than any other year, you’re probably […]

Funny Friday: YouTube’s Comedy Week

When was the last time you saw a viral video that really made you laugh? I’m not talking about the forced “haha” coupled with the fake plastic Barbie smile smeared across your face. I’m talking about the genuine forming, abdominal working, obnoxious sounding noise that fills a room. This week, YouTube is hosting their first […]