Viral video Internet star Overly Attached Girlfriend is turning her Internet fame into a greater force for good. With the helpful kick start from Reddit, Laina has just debuted a special charity she is naming Dare to Share.
To start she will be raising money for autism focused Surf Camp, with an end goal of $50,000.
Her fans will dare her to accomplish a different feats, which she will only take on once enough the charity cash has reached a certain level.
Only time will tell if the series pans out , but with over a quarter million YouTube subscribers, success is in her favor.
Time flies when you’re having fun, and on the Internet, we’re always having fun. It’s crazy that just two years ago a couple Canadians calling themselves Epic Meal Time went viral with an outrageous fast food pizza video.
With swift action, the buddies turned their serendipitous fame into one of YouTube’s most popular channels, standing with over 2.8 million subscribers.
Terrifyingly, it seems the “post an emotional note card video before committing suicide as a result of bullying” trend is continuing.
Amanda Todd was a normal, bright and bubbly fifteen year old Canadian girl who enjoyed meeting new people online. Sadly, using bad judgement, she shared a revealing photo of herself with one of her new online ‘friends’. That was the beginning of the end.
The person spread her revealing photo across the web, and soon her entire school was harassing and bullying her. When the bullying continued even after changing schools, Amanda couldn’t take it any more.
On October 10, 2012, Amanda posted this powerful and chillling note card video before committing suicide.
Try as they might to make the ‘first world problems’ Internet meme a serious issue, viewers still love to laugh at the ironic ‘problems.’
The latest to take on this ‘serious concern’ is YouTube’s number one channel, Ryan Higa. His parody of a serious disease PSA focused on FWP, or First World Problems–such as being too cold because the AC is set too low–has instantly gone viralviral.