YouTube spotlight: laughing baby gets tweets and views
Monday 21 March 2011
A weekly spotlight on the top viral videos on
www.youtube.com over the past seven days.
While footage of the tragic events in Japan and the ongoing rescue efforts continue to dominate YouTube, a far less somber video has also been attracting attention.
Titled Emerson- Mommy's Nose is Scary (Original) the light-hearted video shows a baby quickly switching back and forth between terror and delight as his parent blows her nose.
The video has attracted over 7 million views in six days and, according to Twitter statistics site tweetmeme.com, a single link to the video posted on Twitter attracted over 10, 000 re-tweets, more than any other video link over the last seven days.
As of 12:00 GMT on March 21 the video has had 7,338,213 views and is the fifth most watched video on YouTube over the last 7 days - videos ranked 1-4 all contain professional footage of the destruction in Japan.
The video has attracted attention in news publications including the London Free Press and The Calgary Herald in Canada.
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