Nathan Fillion Films Nerd PSA About Important Gamer Problem, Swampass

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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, 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 -

My friend @NathanFillion has something important he needs to tell you. Together we can make a difference.
#endswampass 1 day ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto

OMG I love you, @nathanfillion -- selflessly helping nerds everywhere! Swamp Ass PSA via @youtube #endswampass 2 hours ago via web · powered by @socialditto

This is why I raid naked. #endswampass via @youtube 2 hours ago via Tweet Button · powered by @socialditto

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.

Josh Wolford
Josh Wolford is a writer for WebProNews. He likes beer, Japanese food, and movies that make him feel weird afterward. Mostly beer. Follow him on Twitter: @joshgwolf Instagram: @joshgwolf Google+: Joshua Wolford StumbleUpon: joshgwolf