All of Chris Crocker, Obama Girl, Battle at Kruger and Esmee Denters on YouTube

While getting my morning fix of news from boingboing and slashdot I read this one post about the ultimate in YouTube videos of the year that is now coming to an end. I think it was on SlashDot, but I don’t quite find it any more, otherwise I would have added the link to it here.

This post had the shortcoming of not linking to those ‘most’ viewed-commented-influential-etc videos and I had to go hunting. Obviously that cost me quite some time because when on YouTube you not only watch that one video you came for – or am I the only one getting stuck all the time?

In order to save you some time I am now giving all these ‘most-ed’ video – can you believe 21 million views for the Battle of Kruger?

OK, let’s get going, the first I found was the Obama Girl, singing out her little heart about her crush for Mr. Obama with about 4.5 million views and nearly 14,000 comments:

Then I enjoyed Chris Crocker defending Britney Spears in his piece ‘Leave Britney Alone’. About 14 million had watched it before me and over 200,000 had commented:

As mentioned above, ‘The Battle at Kruger” had been watched way over 20 million times and I actually was one of them. I had watched it when it was going all over the internet, but I was not one of the only 19 thousand who had left comments:

And last but not least I watched a bit of Esmee Denters rendition of Justin Timberlakes “What goes around.” About 13 million had watched this one and about 60 thousand had had the urge to comment. First I did not quite get what the attraction of specifically this video is, yes, Esmee seem to have that spark in her personality and she certainly is pretty, but then I investigated some more, checked out her other recordings and I have to admit, she grabbed the opportunity and went with it. I have to say that I am impressed. And now, see for yourself:

I think these are all very nice example of the factor of ‘critical mass’ Flemming describes in his article appropriately titled ‘Critical Mass.’

Just trying to imagine how much time that has cost mankind. The battle at Kruger alone – 20,000,000 times 8 minutes – before you read on, just make a wild guess, how much time that is…

Over 300 years!

So, whattaya think, was that worth it?