Welcome to the the third part in our exclusive lessons for journalists, where we explain how the Internet works. Moving on from last week’s “Why You Should Research further than Wikipedia” this week we are covering another vital lesson!
I have noticed more and more in various newspapers headlines along the following lines:
Dancing Gimp becomes Internet Sensation
Followed by… “since uploading his video to YouTube, Gerald Dimpleworth has become an Internet smash with hundreds of views!”
Dear journalists… I could put up a video of grass growing and it would get hundreds of hits. In this day and age, if it hasn’t been viewed by at least a million people then it it not an Internet Sensation.
This video, for example, has over one hundred million views. Now that is worth writing about!
Next week, the purpose of Twitter.