posted on Apr, 1 2016 @ 12:43 PM
a reply to: threeeyesopen
Here's an alternate theory that doesn't require thinking ill of our fellow humans: the internet is used for families to stay connected. We have 20
some odd hours of family videos uploaded on YouTube so our family can see. Some of the videos are bittersweet, spanning from when I was 12 (when my
parents first bought a video camera, in the 80's) till i was almost 30. The last video was about 3 days before my dad was diagnosed with his
mesothelioma, and about 3 months before he died. He looked healthy and vibrant, just like we all want to remember him.
Yes, i laid it on thick.
Because posting family videos on the internet is something that has proven to be very important, emotionally, for our
Beyond that, just a quick 2 minute snippet to shoot to grandma who lives a 15 hour drive away seems to be reasonable and completely not in line with
attention seeking. What gets shared and goes viral from there....depends on who in the family decides to share it.
At least, that is what is usually described as happening with these videos. "We just uploaded it for family a couple of years ago, and it recently
just went viral. We never expected it" (as an example of what I usually hear on the morning shows when these folks are interviewed)