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16/10/2009 by

Viral Friday: Good-bye Twitter

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 Good-bye Twitter. Miley Cyrus quits Twitter and her fans are devastated, so she once more promotes herself via social media (and gets the attention). The runner up spot is for T-Pain Obama Auto-Tune. Jimmy Kimmel found out about the T-Pain iPhone app and lets T-Pain himself test the app on Obama. 1 Million FPS Slow Motion completes this week’s top 3. Slow motion videos are great, but how about slow motion videos in slow motion? 1 million frames per second, wow.

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1. Good-bye Twitter

Miley Cyrus, American singer and television and film actress, quits Twitter and her fans are devastated. Not that we care, but lots do and #mileycomeback is currently Twitter’s top trending topic. To explain why she left the microblog, Miley made a video that has been seen by over 3.8 million people since last Friday. In the video Cyrus lays out exactly why she quit Twitter: “I had to say goodbye,” Miley intones, “and this little rap is to tell my fans why.”

2. T-Pain Obama Auto-Tune

In the beginning of September we wrote about the new I am T-Pain iPhone app, which gave you the ability to sing along to T-Pain tracks utilizing Auto-Tune. It resulted in more than 300,000 downloads. In this video Funnyman Jimmy Kimmel promotes the iPhone app in his show by presenting T-Pain who recorded an Obama health-care mash up. The video, which is live on YouTube since 1 October, got viewed by over 900,000 people.

3. 1 Million FPS Slow Motion

Slow-motion always adds an air of enigma to a video (like Discovery’s Time Warp). This video shows 10 minutes of bullet impacts in slow-motion. Werner Mehl, the engineering genius behind Kurzzeitmesstechnik (Kurzzeit), a German technology company, has developed some of the most advanced video equipment in the world, allowing him to film bullets in flight with frame rates up to 1,000,000 frames per second. This 10-minute video was specially prepared by Werner for the 2009 SHOT Show and shows bullets hitting armored and non-armored targets, bullets ripping through ballistic gelatin, bullets shattering glass, and even shotgun pellets striking rifle bullets in mid-air. The video got over 1.3 million views since the end of September.

4. Invisible Dogs

A couple of weeks ago, the streets of Brooklyn were swarmed by 2,000 invisible dogs. The people walking the dogs had all responded to a call by Improv Everywhere, an organisation that according to their website causes scenes of chaos and joy in public spaces. And this they did: passers-by smiled and were curious to know where the ‘dogs’ came from. The leashes were invented in the seventies in the very factory where the dogwalker-brief took place. Besides being a hit that day in Brooklyn, the video became a hit on YouTube with over 720,000 views since 5 October.

5. Videogioco

This is a great example of an flip book animation, it’s basic but still pretty classy. In Videogioco, which means videogame in Italian, 34 year old Donato Sansone combines 2D drawings and slick finger action with stop-motion filming to combine a great new take on a cartoon, action fighting sequence. The cartoon comes to life with realistic and great sound produced by Enrico Ascoli, who uploaded the video a month ago to Vimeo and YouTube. Combined the video got over 430,000 views, many comments and ratings.


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