35 Times YouTube Comments Were So Good, They Had To Be Shared Online
The amount of reach and power that YouTube has worldwide is hard to believe. So here are some impressive stats to make your jaw drop. There are over 2.1 billion YouTube users on planet Earth, and a whopping 694k hours of content are streamed on the site. Every. Single. Minute! YouTube is the second most visited site in the world with 34.6 billion monthly visitors, second only to its parent company’s site, Google (which dabs on YT with 92.5 billion monthly visitors).
That means that content creators are up against some stiff competition if they want to go viral. What’s more, creators constantly have to innovate and adapt to YouTube’s changing algorithms. However, one way to definitely get noticed on the video-sharing platform is to grab everyone’s attention with a witty or weird comment.
That’s where the ‘Absolutely Insane YouTube Comments’ Twitter page comes in. The social media project documents the most memorable comments on the website, from the simply strange to the downright hilarious. Bored Panda's featuring some of their best posts, as well as ridiculously strange YouTube comments that we found on the site ourselves. Enjoy, upvote the ones you loved the most, and share your thoughts about YouTube in the comments.
The ‘Absolutely Insane YouTube Comments’ page has had a (very poetically) insane stretch of popularity. It was created just a few months ago, in February of 2022. However, in this short stretch of time, the Twitter account has already grown to have over 271k followers.
There’s hardly a doubt in our minds that the page will continue to grow. The content’s great, and it’s given us quite a few laughs. We even feel a tad guilty for laughing at some of these! Whatever the case might be, one thing’s for sure, some YouTubers have a razor-sharp wit.
The most viewed video on YouTube is the ‘Baby Shark Dance’ with a stunning 10.6 _billion_ views. Meanwhile, in second place is Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ (try getting that tune out of your head now) with 7.83 billion views.
‘Johny Johny Yes Papa’ lies in third place with 6.33 billion views, while Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ is in fourth with 5.7 billion. The fifth place belongs to Wiz Khalifa whose song ‘See You Again’ has amassed 5.49 billion views. These numbers are all mind-blowing. And it might make you reevaluate what you think might be popular globally.
At the time of writing, the fastest video to reach 100 million YouTube streams was BTS’ ‘Butter.’ However, Adele’s ‘Hello’ holds the record for the fastest viral video to reach 1 billion YouTube streams.
YouTube generates roughly 28.84 billion US dollars worth of ad revenue worldwide. That’s a whopping 11.2 percent of Google’s entire revenue.
The video-sharing platform has around 37 million channels and over 800 million videos. That’s probably more than we could ever watch by ourselves. Around 1 billion videos are watched per day on YouTube, and people spend roughly 19 minutes watching things each day.
It’s a very human thing to want approval from other people. Most of us want to be respected, well-liked, and, well, even loved. One way that this inner need for social approval is expressed is through the desire for fame. The internet and social networks provide a lot of possibilities here in that regard.
"It’s a human need to want approval from others, and there are far more people available to provide approval online than in real life," social media expert Ariane Sherine explained to Bored Panda very recently that the internet is perfect for those who want attention.
"Online validation is also there forever for everyone to witness. It’s a rare person who is completely impervious to the thrall of millions of strangers liking what they do—it’s exciting and boosts your self-esteem,” Ariane stressed that very few people are immune to the desire for attention.
"If you’re an exceptional creator you’ll still stand out. Of course, the more followers you have, the more chance there is that people are going to see, like, and share your content, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to break through,” she told us.
"Post content daily if you can, but don’t compromise on quality as a result. Speed is key if you produce topical/reactive content. But again, it’s better not to post than to post something substandard. Creating and maintaining an online presence does take work and effort, but it’s a really fun thing to do. If it feels like work, you’re doing it wrong!" the expert noted what you should keep in mind if you want to stand out online.
Social media expert Mike Sington told Bored Panda that our desire to be famous online is intimately linked to our ego. Attention online helps us feel great about ourselves.
"Trying to go viral and get recognition online is really mostly about ego. Everyone wants recognition, everyone wants their fifteen minutes of fame, and getting it online is a relatively easy way to do it, all from the comfort of your home," he explained to us recently.
"Anyone can create content, but you’re competing against literally tens of millions of users to create memorable content. It takes a lot of work, and can easily become what feels like a second job," he explained to us.
"To stand out online, what you post has to be carefully crafted. Quality content stands out online. Think it through carefully, ask yourself, 'Is what I’m posting memorable, inspirational, informative, funny, will it make people think, or feel good, or start a conversation?' If it doesn’t meet any of those benchmarks, it’s probably not going to stand out and go viral. There’s a lot of junk out there, it takes effort to rise above it,” Mike said.