A famous YouTube couple announced their break-up in a very viral video, an 11-year-old freestyle rapper may be the next yodeling boy, Legally Blonde 3 is in the works and the internet has lots of feelings about it, and more links to click on our viral list…
The Break-Up Video That Broke the Internet
A famous YouTube couple announced their break-up this week in a shockingly candid post that has racked up over 26 million views on YouTube. In a video entitled “we broke up,” comedians Liza Koshy and David Dobrik announced the end of their highly-documented relationship, explaining what prompted it through a mix of tears and laughter. The two have a combined 21 million subscribers between them, so it should come as no surprise that the confessional content quickly shot up to one of the top trending videos on the platform, gaining over 16 million views two days after being posted. But it’s the unconventional tactic, the broadcast of raw emotions, and the seemingly sincere desire from both parties to remain friends that has made the video go viral beyond their followers. It also begs the question, is this the future of splitting up?
An 11-Year-Old’s Freestyle Raps Go Viral
The internet may have discovered its next Walmart Yodeling Boy. Last month, the very talented 11-year-old Alaya High posted a three-part freestyle rap series on Instagram that captured the attention of several famous Twitter and Instagram accounts, including BET and The Shade Room. Cross-posting from the accounts catapulted her views into the hundreds of thousands, making her incredible skills go viral and landing her an interview with a well-known hip hop station in Atlanta. Clearly on the path to stardom, High has since posted another three-part series to her Instagram which has so far generated over one million views combined.
Legally Blonde 3 Excitement Reaches Fever Pitch
The growing excitement over Legally Blonde coming back reached fever pitch this week when the film’s star took to Instagram to confirm the upcoming third installment. In a recreation of an iconic scene from the original Legally Blonde, Reese Witherspoon posted a video of herself drifting on a pool float in a sparkly pink bikini with the caption “It’s true… #LegallyBlonde3.” It was confirmation that the star was able to close a deal with MGM and, as evidenced by its over three million Instagram views, over four million Twitter views, and over-the-top reactions, it was news fans have been waiting for. Soon after, the studio also made a confirmation on the movie’s debut date: Valentine’s Day 2020.
Facebook is Shutting Down Trending
Facebook is making headlines once again this week and this time it’s for their plans to shut down their highly controversial Trending news module. The module, which was intended to show the most popular news stories, has often been the subject of debate: In 2016, Gizmodo revealed that its human curators had a political bias when choosing what to feature, and then, after going automatic, the module was criticized for sometimes featuring “false and misleading stories.” According to a blog post written by the company, their research has found that users find “the product to be less and less useful” and they plan to make up for news coverage by “launching a dedicated section for live coverage and daily news briefings in its Watch product.”
The internet is taking guesses on what IHOP’s new name will be, a Bible verse tweet has been converted into a trending musical meme, people are recreating this illusion of driving an invisible car, and if you’ve been online at all this week it was hard to miss that Sex And The City is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
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