YouTube is not just for wasting hours and hours of time or making videos of your cat snoring or buddy falling flat on his face. Today at noon (EST), some dedicated YouTube users are taking over the online video site and using it to make the world more awesome. Participants in Project For Awesome (P4A) have been asked to make a video about their favourite charity, upload it to the site and then encourage YouTubers to comment on and rate the videos. Check out the submissions here.
“As these videos climb the most-discussed and top-rated pages, the videos slowly start to take over the entire site,” says copy on the P4A web site. “Last year, we caught the staff of YouTube completely off guard, and they couldn’t believe we’d duped them and, in a way, hacked their site. We’re hoping to do them one better this year.
“So on this one day out of 365, we’re all making videos with the same screenshot, the same titles, and the same theme: We want to make the world a better place, and so we’re thanking people who have dedicated their lives to do that, and promoting their cause with our time and our money.”
* Samaritanmag.com is an online magazine covering the good deeds of individuals, charities and businesses.