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09/10/2009 by

Viral Friday: Anne Frank Video

Viral Friday is the weekly viral video chart of ViralBlog, showing the 5 most popular viral videos, commercials, games or user-generated videos, carefully selected and ranked by popularity, viral impact & spread.

This week’s Viral Friday #1 position goes to Anne Frank Video. On 30 September The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam launched their official YouTube channel containing very exclusive content. The runner up spot is for 2012 – Exclusive Scene. Roland ‘disaster’ Emmerich’s latest epic adventure is about the to be launched. We are all going to die and here’s an exclusive scene from the movie. What Is Google Wave? completes this week’s top 3. Google’s attempt to re-invent a modernized version of email, Google Wave, launched last week. But what is Google Wave?

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1. Anne Frank Video

On 30 September The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam launched their official YouTube channel. In the channel the Anne Frank House shows this video. It is the only time Anne Frank has ever been captured on film. After 2 weeks the video resulted in over 2 million views on YouTube. Read Laurens’ post on the Anne Frank video here.

2. 2012 – Exclusive Scene

Roland ‘disaster’ Emmerich’s, producer of ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ & ‘Godzilla’, latest epic adventure is about the to be launched. In order to get the movie the attention it deserves, Sony Pictures released a five minute exclusive clip, which was aired on 450 American TV channels simultaneously. The video was also placed on YouTube and in a little over a week more than the exclusive clip got over 1 million views. Curious to see the rest of the film? It premieres at November 13th.

3. What Is Google Wave?

Google’s attempt to re-invent a modernized version of email, Google Wave, launched last week. But not for everybody! Google does its invites only (100,000 invites were given away) trick again, and just as it worked great for Gmail it created a lot of buzz for Wave. But what is Wave? This video, created by Epipheo Studios, explains it all. Well, about 3.5% of it all. The video got over 330,000 views since 2 October and got posted on sites like Gizmodo, TechCrunch and Lifehacker.

4. Pianotrappan

With this new campaign, developed by DDB Stockholm, Volkswagen turned a subway staircase in Stockholm, Sweden into a giant piano as part of their ‘Theory of Fun’ campaign. The effort is just one stunt that appears on the carmaker’s website, which showcases efforts to get people to change by simply making things more fun. The Giant Piano clip got over 500,000 views on YouTube in just over two weeks.

5. The Closet

We have all had to tell a little white lie in our lives, but some people are better at it than others. In this video, a man makes up a miraculous story about the way he ended up in the bedroom closet. Given the fact that he is only wearing boxer shorts, a woman is lying in the bed and her husband has caught him hiding in the closet, it’s amazing that he manages to convince the husband. The video is an ad for the French film and television studio Canal+, where our storytelling hero works. Since the upload on the 1st of October, the video has been viewed 297,412 times.


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