A Monroe father and son duo become sensations on Facebook and YouTube after dad, Adam Ballard, uploaded a video of Miles “dancing” to the Michael Jackson song “Beat It.”
Since YouTube launched almost 14 years ago, hundreds of videos have become viral sensations, with views surpassing millions. Some spend a few weeks in the spotlight and fade into internet obscurity, but a select few go on to become a cultural phenomenon.
Analysts at GetCenturyLink released a map that shows which viral videos each state still can’t stop watching. In order to find each state’s favorite viral video, they collected a list of the most talked about viral videos since YouTube’s launch in 2005. They then ran that list through Google Trends’ YouTube search for each state to find out which video residents are still watching on repeat.
Prepare for all the classics: Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” “Charlie Bit Me,” and the wedding entrance dance that was parodied on “The Office.”
The most popular viral video was the JK Wedding Entrance Dance, with the top searched spot in 11 states.
The viral video with the most views is “Charlie bit my finger- again !” which has racked up over 860 million views (more than double the number of the U.S. population).
More than 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and 1 billion people around the world use YouTube — that’s one-third of people on the internet.
About 6.15% of Utah’s entire population likes “Harry Potter” on Facebook, the highest percentage of any state. It’s no wonder Utah is the only state to prefer the “Potter Puppet Pals” video.
Want to know Louisiana’s favorite? “Hide Yo Kids, Hide Yo Wife.”
Read the full report here: https://www.getcenturylink.com/blog/your-states-favorite-viral-video/
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