Sad YouTube

#Internet

Fri, Jul 26th, 2013 10:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Sad YouTube website collects sad nuggets of humanity from the comments in YouTube videos and stores them for posterity.

I’ve always been fascinated by the much-maligned medium of expression known as the YouTube comment. Among the usual hate speech and Obama conspiracy theories, you can find these amazing nuggets of humanity — heartbreaking moments from people’s lives recalled by an old favourite song, stories of love and loss, perfectly crystallized moments of nostalgia and saudade, all of which would be lost forever if it weren’t for YouTube’s easy, mostly anonymous commenting system.

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