It’s amazing what can make you famous in the new media. Two years ago, a gymnastics video made $27,829 on Metacafe. Five months ago, a bunch of college kids started filming their crazy basketball shots and posting them to YouTube, getting more and more extreme as they went along. Almost nine million video views later, their group Dude Perfect is a YouTube sensation. Here they are revealing their extreme throwing techniques.
As revenue-sharing members of YouTube’s partner program, these kids are making money from their videos. Who knew playing around with a camera and a basketball could make you a national sensation?
Originally posted on September 28, 2009 @ 9:51 am