Watch this rundown on the ‘Pre-historical past of On-line Video’
Hokay, so right here we go: earlier than the likes of Leroy Jenkins, that child David who went to the dentist and Keyboard Cat blew up on YouTube, there wasn’t precisely a centralized place to take a look at the newest movies your mates have been speaking about. As an alternative, these of varieties clips went viral by way of e-mail and at locations like eBaum’s World, or, within the case of StrongBad Emails, on a type of community all their very own. Within the clip under Hank Inexperienced, host of Crash Course and brother to The Fault in Our Stars writer John Inexperienced, provides a fast rundown of what on-line video was like previous to YouTube. We extremely recommend watching it; it is value your time, we promise. And in the event you’ve been on-line for so long as we now have, it is more likely to deliver again a couple of fond web reminiscences. Ought to the video not satiate your thirst for nostalgia, nevertheless, maybe a Homestar Runner chaser (…or three, or 4) will do the trick.