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07/05/2010 by

Viral Friday: Google Chrome Speed Tests

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 Google Chrome Speed Tests. If you use it you know it; Google’s Chrome browser is fast. In this vid Google shows exactly how fast. The runner up spot is for Darth Vader’s Recording For TomTom. The darkest Star Wars voice is now available for your TomTom device, but the recording was a bit of a hassle. Transform A Tiny Apartment completes this week’s top 3. In Hong Kong the apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang found a great way of solving this problem.

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1. Google Chrome Speed Tests

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If you use it you know it; Google’s Chrome browser is fast. But how do you show how fast your browser is? By making a comparison video! Google brought Chrome’s speed to life with a series of fun, unconventional speed tests for the browser. The video got over 800,000 views in 4 days, and even the making of is very successful with almost 400,000 views since last Monday.

2. Darth Vader’s Recording For TomTom

The darkest Star Wars voice is now available for your TomTom device! Dutch creative agency Pool Worldwide from Amsterdam is responsible for a brilliant viral starring Lord Vader. You can watch Lord Vader (and the power of the darkside) during the recording of his GPS voice for TomTom. On you can get Darth Vader’s voice and the coming months C-3PO, Yoda & Han Solo will be added. The video has been viewed almost 300,000 times on the TomTomOfficial channel on YouTube since May 4.

3. Transform A Tiny Apartment

In Hong Kong the apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang found a great way to transform a 344 square feet apartment into 24 different rooms, all via sliding panels and walls. The video, now live for two weeks, got viewed by over 1.5 million. Read the full story about Chang’s room on The New York Times.

4. The Making Of Florida One

Southwest Airlines has created a Boeing 737 airplane which is dedicated to the state of Florida. In the video and on the Southwest Airlines website you can see how they pulled it off and also what other brightly painted planes there are in the fleet. Southwest’s CEO calls the plane “a demonstration of our dedication to Florida and a tribute to our more than 2,500 hard-working Florida employees”. The video has been viewed over 741,000 times on YouTube since April 22.

5. FSC All-Star Anti-Piracy PSA

The porn industry is way behind the anti-piracy efforts of the recording industry and the mainstream motion-picture industry, but now the adult film stars take a stand against illegal downloads. The Free Speech Coalition All Stars like Lisa Ann, Sinnamon Love, Nicki Hunter and Ron Jeremy explain how everyone in the business is affected. The video was uploaded to YouTube 2 weeks ago and now has over 245,000 views. It’s safe for work and don’t worry; Ron Jeremy leaves his clothes on!


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