Tuesday, February 28, 2017


So Ben's horn cam video ventured into a mild viral video situation (more like an allergy attack as opposed to a full blown virus) over the past 30 hours. I recently partnered with Storyful on the video after they contacted me because they seemed to think it may make us both a little money.  I have no control over where they place the video.  Somehow it got a lot of views (over 6,000) in Japan and ended up on the ridiculous website LiveLeak with over 66,000 views.  I say LiveLeak is ridiculous because the video shares the spotlight with the likes of "Couple Caught Having Sex in Domino's While Ordering Takeout" and "Officer Gets Dragged By Car As Traffic Stop Turns Violent" and "Dog's Penis Trapped" (those three videos have since surpassed Ben's viewing numbers).  Ben's video had almost 300 comments so I decided to read them all today.  For the most part they were generally positive but there were quite a few stupid and negative ones.  They brought to mind this video by Casey Neistat who has seen his fair share of hate for his efforts (skip ahead to 5:36 to get to the meat of the matter).  80,86,61,0,W


Unknown said...

You even made it to the front page of Imgur: https://imgur.com/gallery/1dBPwnY

TheBigDave said...

Saw your video on you tube. I am blown away. So utterly impressive. Much love and respect from Nashville and God speed on fulfillment of all your aspirations.

Margery Billd said...

I liked video and also your video on live leak looked very good.

coffeeinjection said...

Ben's lucky.

The only thing that's gone viral in my neck of the woods is the flue:)

Unknown said...

We must be careful not to hate the haters.

"Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbour,
and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you,
and persecute you;
That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good,
and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

For if ye love them which love you,
what reward have ye?
do not even the publicans the same?
And if ye salute your brethren only,
what do ye more than others?
do not even the publicans so?
Be ye therefore perfect,
even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."
(Matthew 5:43-48)

Johnny Doyle said...

You should definitely keep an eye on youtube for people ripping off this video and re-uploading it. If you do find it happening, you can send youtube what is called a DMCA take down request. Youtube typically pays its affiliates about $1k to $5k per 1million views, so 50k views is definitely something you don't want to lose to content stealers. At least this live leak account listed thefieldlab as the source.. most youtube thieves wouldn't even bother with that. Just something to be aware of!

John Wells said...

The horn cam video will be popping up in all sorts of places thanks to licensing it to Storyful. Part of the deal is that they also keep an eye out for pirated versions.