The odd appeal of absurdly long YouTube videos that don’t play anything

An all-black screenshot showing a YouTube video playing a blank screen. I swear, this is a screenshot of an actual YouTube video. | Image: David Pierce

The video’s title is, for once on YouTube, pretty straightforward: “24 hours + of pure black screen in HD!” Leaving aside the questions about the difference between standard- and high-def pure black screens, the video does what it says on the tin. Hit play, and you get more than 24 hours — 24 hours, one minute, 27 seconds, to be exact — of black screen and silence. It’s like turning off your computer, without turning off your computer.

This video has 40.2 million views.

The first time I watched it, I assumed t...

Read Entire Article

© 2024 Thiratti. All rights reserved.