"51 Things Found In My Room" is a YouTube video blogging meme that currently has over 7,000 video responses. The meme consists of video bloggers showing off their precious possessions to a webcam while quirky music plays in the background.
And that's it.
FACT: 20 hours of new video is uploaded to YouTube during every minute of the day.
FACT: This meme will never die because it is a prerequisite for every freshman video blogger.
DEDUCTION: Your Internet connection is slow because your neighbor is uploading hours worth of 51 Things and cat footage to the YouTubes.
This meme has been around long enough that it has yielded some bizarro results. So it's time to hand out some awards.
Best All Around
Hurricane Aubrey is the mastermind behind the 51 Things meme. A copy is never as good as the original.
Billy Mays mannequin head? Why not.
Worst Music Choice
Chipper facial expressions + depressing space music = 269,264 views on YouTube.
So far, Josiane is the only video blogger with a guest appearance in her video. Roommate or personal assistant?
The meme is so big that spoof videos are starting to bubble up.
51 Things reiterates the idea that video blogging is a cult of personality culture. Anybody with a webcam, a YouTube account, and a need for attention can potentially become the next Lisa Nova. So it's time to fire up your webcam, capitalize on your clutter, and create your own 51 Things video.