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Six-Word Memoirs Explode on YouTube (emphasis YOU)

Friday, April 18th, 2008

By Rachel

It seems like lately everything we post is “Whoa, we never thought of this—but YOU did.” From paintings to cartoons to videos to spinning classes to prayers, the six-word concept is spreading every which way through the freeflowing beauty of the user-generated age. Nowhere is this more miraculously apparent than in BookBabie’s “Six-Word Memoir Meme,” a phrase which now yields over 17,000 Google hits.

Apparently our concept was too big to be contained in letters on a page, because the latest “YOU did” is happening on YOUtube. User micahsamaniac read his six-worder aloud and received over 598,000 views. Hopefully, some of these viewers found their way over to our six-word book preview—you know the one with that so-catchy tune from Pedalsped?

Haterade spewing commenters aside, lots of people embraced the idea:

And my personal favorite: An original song!

Go ahead and post your own. If you’re a contributor, say your page number, and maybe flash around your copy of Not Quite… He’s feeling a little left out. But also inspired…

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2 responses

  1. Kim says:

    Apparently none of these videos are available to watch any more. Tragic!

  2. Jill says:

    OH These videos are all so neat! This kid was very smart in doing this!

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