Thursday, November 18, 2010

Two of the Most Controversial and Most Popular Uploaded Video on YouTube With Great Social Impact and Success

Two of the Most Controversial and Most Popular Uploaded Video on YouTube With Great Social Impact and Success

To date, it already has more than 80.5 million views. This YouTube video had receive extensive coverage is guitar and features the performance of Pachelbel’s Canon on electric guitar performed by a 23-year-old guitarist from South Korea named Lim Jeong-hyun. He recorded the track in his bedroom.

So what is all about this musical piece?

Pachelbel's Canon is also known as Canon in D major. This musical piece is the most famous piece of music by German composer Johann Pachelbel. It was originally scored for three violins and basso continuo and paired with a gique in the same key.

Like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, the Canon remained forgotten for centuries and was rediscovered only in the 20th century. Several decades after it was first published in 1919, the piece became extremely popular, and today it is frequently played at weddings and included on classical music compilations, along with other famous Baroque pieces such as Air on the G String by Johann Sebastian Bach.

The Bus Uncle

One uploaded video on YouTube that created a great social impact was The Uncle Bus. The video shows a heated conversation between a youth and an older man on a bus in Hong Kong, and was discussed widely in the mainstream media.

What is all about The Bus Uncle?

The Bus Uncle is a Cantonese YouTube video clip of a quarrel between two men aboard a bus in Hong Kong on 27 April 2006. While the older man, who came to be nicknamed the Bus Uncle, scolded the man seated behind him, a nearby passenger used his camera phone to record the entire incident. The resulting six-minute video was uploaded to the Hong Kong Golden Forum, YouTube, and Google Videos. The clip became YouTube's most viewed video in May 2006, attracting viewers with its rhetorical outbursts and copious use of profanity by the older man, receiving 1.7 million hits in the first 3 weeks of that month.

The video became a cultural sensation in Hong Kong, inspiring vigorous debate and discussion on lifestyle, etiquette, civic awareness and media ethics within the city, eventually attracting the attention of the media around the world.

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