September was another huge month for Vuclip. Video views grew at a blazing pace and a few compelling videos broke from the pack and reached a mass audience of mobile users.
The month’s top video on Vuclip employed the classic “Real or fake?” angle and met with wild success. Titled “GIRL DIES (Not Fake)” — it clocked over 2 million video views in September. Because it relies on shock value and the power of sharing, it’s perfectly tailored for the mobile market. The vid was shared via BBM and Twitter by thousands of Vuclip users asking friends for a sanity check. So…was it real? Well, no. The myth was debunked on a variety of blogs.
Another video designed to shock that scored with Vuclip users was an oldie-but-goodie titled “World Largest Snake Found Dead”. This short video with a surprise ending notched over 1 million views for the month. We remember this video slithering around our offices back in early 2010, but for some reason September was the right month for this creepy video to make a splash.
With BBM becoming the way for BlackBerry users to communicate, there’s no better time for a theme song for BBM addicts. Riz’s “Ping!! Me Baby” made its debut this month and the catchy tune captivated close to a half-million BlackBerry users.
Speaking of catchy tunes, one of this month’s most popular videos featured a popular Web trend - the lip dub. Homemade vids of fans singing along to popular tunes have gained popularity over the last couple of years. This month’s stars are two talented kids calling themselves “The Wang and Only” and their version of “Nothing on You” by B.O.B. captivated Vuclip users.
A final trend worth noting was the popularity of political videos from Venezuela. Two videos from the embattled country wound up in our top ten for the month. Prior to the September 26th elections, the drive to get out the vote led “No Votes, o Si?” past the million views mark. After the votes were counted in the controversial elections, a video of an intrepid reporter asking President Hugo Chavez a few pointed questions also scored big with Vuclip users in Venezuela.
To end September on a cheery note, here are a handful of funny clips that scored over 100,000 views with our users over the past month. Enjoy!