The memorable and meme-able YouTube video “Charlie bit my finger,” one of the most viewed videos in the website’s history, will be sold off as a non-fungible token, or NFT, on Sunday and then deleted from YouTube, according to a website set up by the Davies-Carr family.”Bid to own the soon-to-be-deleted YouTube phenomenon, Charlie Bit My Finger, leaving you as the sole owner of this lovable piece of internet history (while also getting the chance to say Charlie bit your finger, if you want to see what all the hype is about),” the website says.CNN
I have absolutely 0 ideas what NFT’s are. I sit back and watch people make thousands selling content that they’ve already made a shit ton of money from. Most of the NFT’s are segments of content or shit that I’ve never even see. I didn’t have to worry about never watching a video again, but they are now coming for classic YouTube videos. I can still remember the first time I watched a YouTube video. I was at my friend’s house, and he showed me this video on his shitty computer.
This video was reuploaded, but the year this was made was in 2008 so I was in 8th grade. Why he showed me this video? I have no idea, but I remember having my mind blown that there was a place where anybody could upload their own videos. YouTube has came a long way since then, but there thousands of classics still on the site.
I don’t want to see classic videos being turned into NFT’s and having my nostalgia ripped away. If you only know YouTube as a place for influencers and don’t remember the simple times of the internet, let me bring you back with these videos.
I could go on and on embedding videos from before 2012. For me, that’s when YouTube and technology really flipped. It probably has a lot to do with that’s the year I graduated high school. Anyway, hide yo old dance videos, hide yo old animal videos, and hide yo old news interviews cause they stealing everybody out here.