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The Macaroni David Experiment

posted by Marcus, September 18, 2011 @ 7:29 am

Under­whelmed by the ‘views’ on YouTube on two pri­or out­ings, I decid­ed to con­duct an exper­i­ment.

Last week a guy danc­ing around the beach in a span­dex thong earned 2.3 mil­lion hits. It pos­es the ques­tion:

What is YouTube good for?

Stick­ing with the genre of ‘art’ painstak­ing­ly craft­ed from thou­sands of small non­de­script pieces, Mac­a­roni David was con­ceived. The exper­i­ment is sim­ple: What attracts more view­ers on YouTube?

A book teas­er trail­er?
An ani­mat­ed short film dis­cussing the mer­its of ebooks?
Or, a Mac­a­roni Stat­ue of David?

Here is the video…

And here are the live view counts…

Video Cat­e­go­ry Views
First 30 days All time
The Dead See Book teas­er trail­er 58 4,459
9 Rea­sons eBooks Are Bet­ter (Than Tree-Books) Ani­mat­ed short doc­u­men­tary 317 3,933
Mac­a­roni David Stu­pid 209 528

 

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