To anyone who ever wonders what’s the point of the Internet …
Pete Hill is a friend of mine on Facebook, and real life too. On December 6th, Pete posted a link in his Facebook status to a video on YouTube called “We Got That B-Roll”. It had already received 5000 views at the time I watched it (one week after it had been posted).
I enjoyed the video and thought it would be a great to screen for a live audience at Pirate Video Cabaret on December 17th in Toronto. So I tracked down the director in L.A. and emailed him for his approval. He confirmed with the creative team that I could screen it and sent me a high-quality version with end credits added. And bam, I had 2 more minutes of hilarious video content to deliver to the audience on the 17th.
I predicted it would hit 100,000 views by today. I just checked, it’s at 125,219. I love being mildly accurate about something.
There’s 2 lessons here :
1. The Internet eliminates geographical barriers and provides a clearer picture of a population by its trends.
2. Your friends are the people that you listen to.