Viral World: What caught fire on the internet this week
From Downton Abbey 'performing' One Direction to Google Glass and London in motion
OUR weekly round-up of the crème de le crème of the web – from memes to videos to blogs. Readers with suggestions for next week's round-up should contact Dina Rickman at The Week.
ONE ABBEYThis video cuts footage from ITV's Downton Abbey to make the cast 'perform' One Direction's What Makes You Beautiful. It has to be seen to be believed:
BLOG ALL ABOUT ITEver thought you had a great idea for a blog? So have these people, whose online musings about what would make a good 'Tumblr'' blog (sample:“I'm gonna start a Tumblr called 'Pictures of people taking pictures of hipsters taking pictures of food'") have been collected on their very own page:
'I AM GAY AND JESUS LOVES ME'Footage taken secretly by a commuter of an anonymous man shouting down an anti-gay preacher on the New York City subway received over 600,000 views on YouTube. "I'm a man," the preacher is told in the video. "And I'm a good man. And I'm a gay man and Jesus loves me! Jesus loves me!".
LONDON IN MOTIONEvery day 16 million transactions are made by 3.1 million Londoners using Oyster cards. This captivating animation, by transport planner Jay Gordon, tracks them all:
GOOGLE GLASSGoogle has given the world a sneak preview of how its much-anticipated smart glasses will work. A video uploaded to YouTube shows Google Glass in action, with wearers flying aeroplanes, sculpting ice, playing with children and even performing on the trapeze: