Viral Videos Of The Week: Simpsons vs Movie Stars

As part of this blogs timely Friday Tradition, “Viral Video of The Week” will become a regular thing. This week I’ve decided to include 2 videos for 2 reasons. The first reason is because it’s a “Friday” and that is self explanatory. The 2nd reason is because both videos have 1 thing in common: The 2008 Elections! Their popularity is due to their humorous approach to what the number 1 thing on  America’s mind right now. All stats and info can be found at ViralVideoChart.com.  According to them, both videos have been “spreading across the interweb like Wildfire!”…
The first Video, Homer Simpson Tries To Vote For Obama, was found to be the #1 Viral Video Of The Day according to ViralVideoChart.com.
  • Discovered 01 Oct 2008
  • 591,159 views
  • 283 blog posts

The 2nd Video,  5 Friends Uncensored, is #2 Viral Video of The Day:

  • Discovered 01 Oct 2008
  • 615,283 views
  • 340 blog posts
At this point you should be asking yourself, “How is #2 if it is has over 20,000+ more views and 50+ more Blog Posts than the Simpson video?”. I’m not sure either, but while I go ahead and contact ViralVideoChat, check out the video below:

I sent an e-mail to both Scott & Matt of UnrulyMedia, the creator of this site and this is their response:

“We rank videos based on linking and sharing on the web rather than views – similar to how google ranks sites on it’s search engine.

Partially we do this because it’s information that is standard across sites (the definition of a view varies from site to site) and is a bit harder to manipulate and partially because that’s the way we’ve always done it…

Hope that explains it!
Matt.”

So there’s the answer! Now go drink and enjoy your Friday!

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Posted under Online Video, Viral Marketing

This post was written by Joshua Russak on October 3, 2008

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