The power of YouTube is astonishing at times, and has been shown by some of the users that can earn six-figure sums from their popularity, although it takes time for them to build up a following on YouTube. Once these super users have a massive following, the views on each of their videos can be in the millions, which gives them a large amount of power to make videos go viral. Who is your favorite independent YouTube star?
Sgt Scott Moore is a Marine serving in Afghanistan, who took to YouTube in the hope that the power of social media could reach a celebrity. Moore posted a video that asked Mila Kunis to join him to the Marine Corps Ball this November. Mila Kunis, known for her movie roles in the Book of Eli, Max Payne, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, has accepted the invite after a little help from Justin Timberlake. You can see the video below this article, which shows Moore asking Kunis to the Marine ball.
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The story gets more interesting in a second video, and shows how far YouTube can really change people’s lives. The attention was turned to Justin Timberlake after he also got an invite, this time from Corporal Kelsey De Santis. The second video is also below this article, which shows Timberlake being asked if he’ll be going to the ball, which he quickly answers “yes”, although it comes with the condition that he’s “schedule works out to do it”. What do you think about the choices Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis made?
The invitations were a long shot but amazingly got accepted. While we’re sure the power of YouTube had a lot to do with both these stars going to a ball with their fans, it’s also the age old banta that also led to both of them going. Timberlake pushed Kunis, and in return she told Timberlake that he should go and do it for his country.
It’s great that these Marines get this sort of attention, especially with the brave job they do. What are your views on this news, and also the power of YouTube, and other social networking channels?