America’s Funniest Home Videos has been blessing our television screens during family time for nearly 30 years. It gave us healthy doses of practical jokes, humorous blunders, and laughter. The world will never forget clips of dogs falling off of staircases, siblings playing pranks on each other, and so much more.
Since the birth of Vine, a 6-second video sharing app by Twitter, in 2013, home-brewed, comical videos have evolved. This isn’t your typical video-sharing service, because unlike America’s Funniest, Vine has almost absolutely no filter - making it the new generation’s all-in-one-stop for unique, and most of the time painful-looking source of laughter.
Their clips have not only reached the eyes of folks with Vine accounts, but have glazed the personal computers of those who would normally open YouTube. In fact, Vine compilation videos, such as “TRY NOT TO LAUGH-Funny Kid Fails Compilation 2016,” have reached nearly 9 million views in a matter of one week.
However, what some see as a funny kid fails compilation, may be seen as hurtful and insulting to others. In the mentioned video, equal amounts of people have shared their excitement and apprehension towards the collection of innocent kids getting hurt. Others saw it as hilarious and have even claimed to have spilled their drinks over their keyboards in the process, while the rest basically said it is uncomfortable, sore, stressful, and even complete rubbish.
Nonetheless, we can all say that Vine, and now YouTube, have given people another place to go to for quick laughs. Whether it’s garbage or not, the world may never really know. What we do know is this app is growing more and more successful every single day and clearly shows no signs of stopping, whether we like the videos or not.