One of the world’s most beloved viral videos, Charlie Bit My Finger, will be taken off YouTube as it has been sold as an NFT (non-fungible token).
Charlie Bit My Finger was one of the first YouTube videos to gain real widespread virality – it was perhaps the first to prove exactly how powerful home videos on YouTube could be.
However its creators, the Davies-Carr family, have made nearly $1,000,000 by continuing the trend of popular meme creators selling their once-viral content as NFT’s.
If you want to see the video a final time, you can watch it below – it will be deleted later today.
According to a statement on their website (charliebitme.com), the auction details were: “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 NFT sold for AU$980,000, and the auction was won by 3fmusic.
3F Music is a studio based in Dubai which is quickly becoming one of the world’s most prolific NFT collectors. 3F Music also bought the memes Overly Attached Girlfriend and Disaster Girl.
The original Charlie Bit My Finger has been viewed more than 882 million times.
It added “ouch, Charlie! That really hurt” to the internet’s lexicon indelibly, a legacy that will likely persist even after it is no longer available for viewing by the average YouTube user.
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