Taking advantage of the YouTube system
When YouTube was first launched, there was no way its founders could have predicted how popular it would become, or that TV networks and cable channels would use the service to provide clips to the masses. But, what of those independent and unknown filmmakers and aspiring comic actors who make their own videos with their friends? It's bad enough those uploaded videos are so easily lost in the shuffle among the millions of other videos, but the presence of NBC and CBS don't exactly help, either.
That is, unless you're sneaky.
I've been noticing something on YouTube lately: more and more people are creating "video responses" to clips from YouTube partners, and most of the time, those "responses" have absolutely nothing to do with the clips to which they're allegedly responding. It's simply a means of piggybacking one's unknown content on something more popular and more recognizable.
Is it wrong to do this? I honestly don't care. I just find it interesting that clips from NBC and other high profile outlets are inadvertently giving a small boost to unknown videomakers, or at least providing those lesser videos with more hits than they would have received normally. People have found a way to take advantage of the System, and I can't help but admire that.