Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic holiday. If you’re not reeling from last night’s revelry, why not join in the fun and write with us?
YouTube is a video-sharing website that launched in February 2005. Just 20 months later it was sold to Google for $1.65 billion. A story popular with the media is that the idea for the site came when two of the founders had difficulty sharing videos they had taken at a dinner party.
On the 1st of December 2014, singer Psy (real name Park Jae-sang, and who celebrated his 37th birthday yesterday) ‘broke’ YouTube when views of his Gangnam Style video exceeded 2,147,483,647, the highest number of views recordable using a 32-bit integer. This forced YouTube to upgrade to a 64-bit integer system to store view numbers, allowing a maximum value of 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 (over nine quintillion).
Fill your glasses to capacity with this week’s photo prompt:
A story of between 90 and 110 words starting with VIDEO and ending with SHARING and incorporating the photo prompt.
Anyone, but especially you!
Why not! Because it’s fun. Because it’s a challenge. Because the winner will receive their own winner’s page, their story on the winning stories list, a ‘who is the the author’ feature to be posted next week, entry into the ‘Micro Bookend of the Year’ competition, and a copy of this year’s winning stories compilation.
Now! Get your entry in BEFORE 5:00 am Friday (UK time: http://time.is/London).
Post your story in the comments section. Include the word count and your Twitter username (if you’re Twitterized). Don’t forget to read the full rules before submitting your story.
Please give your story a title. It will not be included in the word count.
Please try to leave comments on a couple of other stories. It’s all part of the fun, and everyone likes feedback!
Remember, only stories that use the bookends exactly as supplied (punctuation is allowed) will be eligible to win.