From the autotuned news broadcasts to the latest video from an up and coming pop star -- viral videos are everywhere!
People are logging on and clicking play over and over again. But why? Eight of the top ten most viewed YouTube videos of all time are videos of popular musicians -- the other two have made people laugh hundreds of millions of times.
So yes, online videos are viewed for laughter and entertainment, but, one online video expert believes the power of online videos goes deeper than that and is creating a new revolution of global innovation.
People at the University of California Berkeley also believe in the power of online videos, with some saying they can be inspiring and informative.
People use online videos to learn new skills: dance moves, how to play an instrument and how to cook. Online video viewing is also serving as an inspiration for career planning and community building.
Whatever the reason, online video watching has become much more than a hobby for some people. Let the viewing begin!