Boost in Online Videos For People With Short Attention Spans

By: andrew wright - Published: Mar 12, 2009 • References: youtube
An emerging trend in cutting edge viral videos, ultra-short ADD attention-span spots, are what’s next. 30-second commercials bore people, and often eventually nudge them to TiVO, or at best a general dislike for the product being shown.

Enter the commercial that’s too short to register: the 8-second viral. These next-gen spots cram large doses of disjointed information into a single, seemingly absurd burst of noise and jump-cut visuals. Leaving the viewer in a mild state of shock and awe, these minimal works end up being more thought-provoking than their long winded cousins.

Seemingly nonsensical titles lead the way, so keep your eyes peeled. Stats for 8 Second Abstract Virals Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 1,956 clicks in 376 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: 8 Second Abstract Virals
Related: 42 examples / 32 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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