Nathan Fillion Films Nerd PSA About Important Gamer Problem, Swampass
If you needed one more example of why Nathan Fillion is awesome, look no further than this new viral vid.
There is a problem- a problem that affect millions of gamers each and every year. And Nathan Fillion cares. He cares enough to film a public service announcement to spread awareness of this horrible predicament that plagues the community. From Fallout explorers to Battlefield commanders; from Arkham Asylum fanatics to Call of Duty n00b-tubers – none are spared.
The video, produced by online comedy site Break.com, is your viral pick for Friday. It stars Nathan Fillion, star of Joss Whedon’s much beloved, short-lived series Firefly. It is barely NSFW, for a few anatomical references. Please enjoy –
At the bottom right corner of the video, you will see the ever-present hashtag #endswampass. If you take that to Twitter, you’ll find people (both famous and otherwise) picking up on the trend –
This technique of deploying a viral hashtag in order to promote your viral video seems to be working. In under 2 days of being posted, the Swamp Ass PSA is about to hit 200,000 views on YouTube.
Combining Twitter and YouTube for maximum viral impact is becoming a popular way for people to advertise their site.
Another recent example of employing Twitter hashtags to create buzz about a viral video comes from Wednesday. Funny or Die promoted their new star-studded video “Field of Dreams 2: NFL Lockout” with the hashtag #FootballOrDie.
That video is approaching 2 million views on the Funny or Die site.