Jewish Journal


October 1, 2007

57% of Internet users watch videos online, including me


The majority of adult internet users in the U.S. (57%) report watching or downloading some type of online video content and 19% do so on a typical day; this includes 66% of those with high-speed connections at home and fully three-quarters of broadband users (74%) who enjoy high-speed connections at both home and work. News content is the most popular genre with every age group except for those ages 18-29. Overall, 37% of adult internet users say they watch news videos, followed closely by comedy or humorous videos at 31%. But young adults (those ages 18-29) are among the most voracious video viewers and, for them, comedy is a bigger draw, with 56% watching humorous videos, compared with 43% of internet users ages 18-29 who say they watch news videos.

That’s according to the Pew Internet Report so you know it must have some kind of credibility, even though on the Internets nothing is true and everything is possible.

Here are a few recent videos that caught my eye:

Neil Gaiman tells a rabbi joke

The Torah Song (not a llama in sight)

What appears to be a Romanian TV news report about an ad campaign for Israeli tourism

And the last Jew in Afghanistan—from Al Jazeera

If you like these, there’s lots more on the JewishJournal.com youTube Channel!

—Dennis Wilen

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