Russian Meteorite Videos Surpasses 100 Million Views In 5 Days

Posted Feb 20, 2013

Five days ago Pulse2 wrote about how a meteorite crashed in Russia, injuring around 1,000 people.  Footage of the meteor was uploaded on YouTube and Dailymotion and the number of views that the video hit was about 100 million.  That is an average of about 20 million videos per day.  The video on RussiaToday has the highest viewed clip.  The clip was 1:24 and it was watched around 26 million times.

Online measurement company Visible Measures said that the Russian meteor is the fastest video event to hit the 100 million mark.  It even beat Felix Baumgartner’s October space jump in a matter of hours.  The Kony 2012 video hit around 100 million in 6 days.

“But the meteor had something those campaigns didn’t,” said Visible Measures in an interview with The New York Times. “We all had to watch it, in shock, awe, and terror.”  Some of the videos were uploaded from the automobile dashboard cameras that are popular in Russia.  These cameras are used very often in Russia as evidence if an accident takes place while driving.

[Source: DailyDot]