How do you make money in online video? For viral jigster Matt Harding, it seems motivational appearances for corporations and geek get-togethers could be quite a profitable side-business — here he convinces the crowd in Seattle to rush the stage. Care to write a better caption? Best one becomes the post's new headline. Friday's winner is jdistani for "@ev will you follow me now?" (Photo by Randy Stewart)
Matt Harding, the guy who travels around the world taking videos of people dancing with him, knows how to work the system without doing much work. First, he got Stride gum to sponsor his video-making trip around the world. Since the result went viral, he's milked his fame on the speaking circuit. First he made yet another "dancing" video at Yahoo's Sunnyvale headquarters. Last week, he spoke at nerdy-person gathering Gnomedex in Seattle. Watch his talk and learn all about how much — or rather, how little — work went into the popular "Dancing" video. Or, skip to 4 minutes in if all you're interested in is yet another crowd of people doing Harding's funny-looking jig.