YouTube Chain

Something strange is going on these days on YouTube according on Freep.com.If you look at any of the featured or most popular videos posted on YouTube at the moment and, typically posted over the last few days, you'll see tiny chain letters appear as comments."PLEASE DON'T READ THIS," starts one of the dozens of chain letters posted on a featured YouTube video yesterday. "You will die in seven days if you don't post this comment on at least 10 other videos in the next hour, if you do tomorrow will be the best day of your life."Like most things on YouTube, they started seriously. They were mostly variations on the "pass this along or bad things will happen!!" messages you've probably been mailed, faxed or e-mailed at least once over the last 30 years.
But then a funny thing happened: YouTubers took over. The chain letter messages had always been amusing because of lack of space, some read more like chain haikus but suddenly, popping up alongside them were spoofed chain letters from other users.Those joke chain messages took on a life of their own, spreading to videos where normal chain letters hadn't even been posted.Then people started posting videos about chain letter messages, and people posted comments on those videos with new chain letter messages... and before you knew it, virtually every major video on the site had been virally infected by serious or satirical chain letters, to the point that it's now impossible to avoid them if you spend any length of time there.I can't believe it!How is it possible in the 21st century people beleieve this crap so easy!Anyway,if you go at YouTube and type "chain letters" you will see what am I talking about.