What do we like watching more than someone enjoying major success? Watching people fall flat on their asses. If you don’t believe us, just go on YouTube and check out the plethora of videos out there covering the “greatest fails” for whatever category your heart desires.
One such video is below and known simply as the 5 Greatest Fails on YouTube. You will definitely be shocked at some of these epic fails but it also begs the question of how one can avoid becoming a subject of one of these epic fail compilation videos.
First, don’t be an asshole. There is a difference between giving a controversial opinion and being a complete toolbox. Chances are that if you don’t know the point where an opinion becomes douchery, then you’re probably a toolbox.
Next, it is probably a good idea to know what you’re talking about. Getting on YouTube and making statements just to get views is a common trait of toolboxes and trolls. It is one thing to have an informed opinion based on, and backed up by fact. It is another to get online and make blanket statements that are completely false. We have enough of that this year from the Presidential campaigns of both parties.
If you’re statement can lead to you getting sued for liable, then keep your mouth shut. This isn’t the early days of the internet where you could randomly spout off at the mouth and nobody has a snowball’s chance of finding you without a court order. The internet is so massive that someone near you is going to see your video and is going to call you out on it.
Lastly, make sure to pay attention to what you’re doing while online or when you’re producing a video. Some of the biggest fails ever have come from “accidental” exposure whether it is of a virtual or a literal nature. Remember, once someone is posted online and goes viral, it is next to impossible to get rid of it completely.
In the video you will see five examples of people who clearly either weren’t thinking or just didn’t care when putting together certain videos. Many times, they are the only victim of their ineptitude. Other times, other people’s lives were impacted because of their carelessness. In the end, these video producers went viral for all the wrong reasons and are part of the Internet Hall of Shame.