Viral videos are so-called because of the “viral” nature by which they spread across the entire web and the real world. They are videos that are so hilarious, so cute, so awesome or so baffling that we just have to share and they are no longer just for the computer. If you have a television provider like Direct2tv.com or any service that gives you Comedy Central, then you have probably seen a program called Tosh.0.
The phenomenon of viral videos has grown to such epic proportions that, yes, we actually have television programs that showcase these and offer witty little observations. And, really, Tosh.0 isn’t the only television program talking about these. Some reputable news outlets also cover these and some have even been co-opted into advertising campaigns for various products.
It makes sense when you stop and think about it. Most of these videos you have probably already seen, especially if you work in a fairly calm and enjoyable office environment. Videos like these can serve a number of different purposes from delighting viewers to sparking some serious discussion and debate – all without having to produce any original or compelling content of your own. Who knows? VVs might just become the new normal in broadcast programming.