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Last week, the internet was buzzing over a video of a man trying to take a selfie in front of an oncoming train who got smashed in the face by the train’s conductor’s foot.
Jared Michael Frank, 22, was on a Peru Rails track when the incident occurred. It should be noted, it’s not uncommon for people to walk alongside these trains. Despite being hit, Frank apparently had no injuries. Therefore, journalists called his “selfie video” fraudulent. Whether or not it is, Gawker reports Frank has attracted the attention of media companies with his 23,719,468 views on his YouTube account.
“They’re offering him thousands of dollars in advertising and licensing opportunities,” the blog says. “YouTube’s official monthly figures haven’t been totaled up yet, but Frank could bank anywhere from $30,000 to $250,000,” adds the CBC. Frank can earn anywhere from $2 t0 $16 per 1,000 views and 70 percent share for all of the clicks.
Frank adds, “I’m a little worried, but I have a decent relationship with the licensing company, so I trust them. I did a lot of research first.” Frank agreed to partner with Jukin Media, a media company that helps those with visual content monetize their content to increase viewership.
As resident of Canada, Frank stated he will use the money to pay off his recent travels to Peru and go to film school. He says has movie ideas he would like to work on. Surely, none of them involve him getting hit in the head.
Below is his viral video. Do you think it’s real?
YouTube users are unhappy.
Earlier this year, Google restructured the comments section of YouTube, integrating it with its Google+ social network, reports The Los Angeles Times. But it seems to have been a bad move as more than 47,000 people are now petitioning YouTube to revert the comments section to its original form.
The petition is being hosted on Change.org and it charges that Google is forcing users into creating accounts for a social network they don’t want in order to use the new comments section. Also with the change, users can no longer post comments anonymously, the petition says.
“They have completely RUINED a great thing. Comments were the number one reason why I checked my YouTube account daily. Now that desire is gone,” says the top comment posted in response to the petition on Change.org, reports The Times. (That comment, which has received nearly 900 “‘likes,” seems to have been posted under the alias “James Gandolfini,” the late star of the hit HBO series The Sopranos.)
Google debuted the new YouTube comments section in September as a way to cut down the amount of hateful comments left by users, who often posted anonymously.
“The new comments section was also designed to display comments that would be relevant to every individual user. Rather than simply display the last comment left as YouTube previously did, the new comments section emphasizes comments left by users’ friends, the creators of videos, celebrities or comments left by others that have received a lot of interaction,” reports the newspaper.
According to Change.org, the YouTube petition is currently the most active one on its website where it was posted on last Thursday. This is one of several other petitions on Change.org asking YouTube to change back its comments section.
If you’ve ever seen someone quit their job, you’ve either seen them leave on a mellow, quiet note (simple note of resignation, or maybe they just stop coming in), or you’ve seen them exit stage left in a rage (throwing papers, yelling at their adversaries while security escorts them out). But have you ever seen someone dance their way out the door? That’s exactly what a young woman who was quitting her job at a company that produces news videos did when she felt her work wasn’t being appreciated (she says in the video that she even sacrificed relationships to meet the demands of her work). As she posted on YouTube, here’s her story:
I work for an awesome company that makes news videos. I have put my entire life into this job, but my boss only cares about quantity, how fast we write and how many views each video gets.
I believe it’s more important to focus on the quality of the content. When you learn to improve this, the views will come. Here is a little video I made explaining my feelings.
In the clip, the young lady can be seen dancing to Kanye West’s “Gone” as bops on tables, dances around cubicles, does the running man in the bathroom, drops it low in the sound room, and walks right on out the door while creeping in her office for the last time at 4:30 in the morning. If anybody is stuck at work that late you know it’s time for a change in occupation. The video is actually well done and funny, and we’re sure that the woman will attract a lot of offers and land on her feet. But then again, let’s just hope first and foremost that this cute viral clip has nothing to do with Jimmy Kimmel…
Check out the video for yourself and let us know what you think!
Making a twerking video should be a pretty harmless feat. I mean, Twerk Team has been doing it for years now without any problems. But ever since Miley Cyrus had folks out here thinking “twerking” was something she created, amateurs are coming out of the woodwork to show that they too can shake something. But not every twerk session goes off without a hitch.
In the video above, a young woman got the shock of her life while trying to make a simple clip of herself booty-bouncing upside down. She turned the music up, got in her groove, and proceeded to flip upside down on her bedroom door (or apartment door). Unfortunately for her, her roommate (or possibly a family member) decided to come through the door in the midst of her twerk session. What ensues is a fiery, scary mess, as the young woman, still upside down, falls into a table that has candles on it. No worries though, she’s okay (because she went on to post this video on YouTube later…). But the video is pure chaos. Check it out for yourself above and let us know what you think. And beware, twerking should clearly be left to be performed by the professionals…