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  • Matt Harding gained YouTube fame for his "Where the Hell Is Matt?" videos, which show him dancing in countries around the world. A caption stating his location accompanies each clip. The videos started in 2005 and have received tens of millions of views.

    Debbe Patterson posted a similar YouTube video on Monday. Like Harding, the British Columbia native travels to different parts of the world and breaks out a move or three. And like Harding, she is not afraid to stand in the middle of a crowd or encourage participation from those around her.

    Patterson visited more than 20 countries and many more cities, as she made multiple stops in places like Italy and the U.S. On YouTube, Patterson said the video compilation took about a year and a half to film. Appropriately enough, it is scored to Lady Gaga's "Just Dance."

    When a viewer asked Patterson which place was her favorite to dance in, she replied that "everywhere was great" but the two best places were Ecuador and Peru "because they just

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  • If Kevin Bacon's PSA on '80s awareness did not drive the point home for you, maybe this will. It is a nine-minute video filmed in 1987 that might serve as a perfect time capsule for what life was like a few decades ago.

    Chris Iller uploaded this YouTube clip in May 2007, and it is gaining a lot of popularity now thanks to Reddit. He explained the premise in the video's description.

    "One night back in August 1987 after a party at Disney's Vista Village (before Vista Way), I went out to the 7-11 with a video camera and a couple friends to see what people purchase at 2:30am [sic]," he wrote.

    Sure they capture cash-register transactions, from a couple who buys toothpaste to a tourist who seeks out a cheese Danish. But perhaps more noteworthy are the simple interactions among people who appear on camera. The premise alone might have people who lived through the '80s feeling nostalgic; there is no way a store employee would allow you to film now, and chances are slim that complete strangers

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  • We have covered both of Jose Ahonen's "Magic for Dogs" videos released over the past month on YouTube, each to a solid amount of fanfare. But if you browsed the comments on these videos, you might have noticed people wondering and hypothesizing about trying to perform magic on cats. Would they have the same animated reactions as dogs or would they simply not care?

    For those who need a visual answer, they now have it thanks to magician Rick Lax. The Las Vegas native uploaded "Magic For Cats" on Friday. The two-minute clip has over 124,000 views.

    "I spend a day performing magic tricks for cats to see their reaction," Lax wrote to Yahoo on Facebook. "VERY different (from dogs)."

    Unlike Ahonen, Lax does not use any food or treats for his props. Still, every cat in the video disregards him. Some walk away. Others stare blankly. None seems to care about what Lax has to offer.

    "It worked!" one viewer joked on YouTube. "Cat disappeared every time!"

    Meanwhile, other commenters defended the

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  • The premise of Vine is repetition: 6-second videos on an indefinite loop. So it makes sense that a father would use the social network to showcase how his Saturday mornings can play out like in "Groundhog Day."

    Tony Serafini, a father of two in Central Massachusetts, uploads videos to Vine under the username "Bottlerocket." The 38-year-old has attracted over 322,000 followers on the site with clips of him and his family simply joking around. But now his popularity has transferred to YouTube, as a compilation of Vines that he recorded over a three-month period has gone viral.

    "We started our Saturday morning Vines right around Christmas time," Serafini said in an email. "My wife brings my oldest daughter, 7, to dance class, and I have an hour before my youngest daughter, 4, goes to dance class. My kids have a Spotify playlist, and they make me play it while they dance and play, usually starting at 8 in the morning!"

    The playlist has songs you would expect to hear on pop radio by artists

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  • Claire Diaz-Ortiz welcomed a daughter, Lucia, to the world on Saturday. We know this because the Twitter employee used the social network to live-tweet her birth.

    If you work with social media, you understand the difficulty of live-tweeting an event. The process involves a person giving a running account of events in real time on Twitter. Usually, a bit of editorializing is added to the online play-by-play. Most of the time, live-tweeting happens during big television events, such as professional sports and award shows.

    Claire Diaz Ortiz

    But there was no red carpet commentary or real-time account of a basketball game on Diaz-Ortiz's timeline on Saturday. Rather there was a tweet at 4:31 a.m. that questioned whether her water had just broke, tagged with "#labor."

    That hashtag soon changed to "#inlabor." Diaz-Ortiz, wearing a Twitter jacket with her "@claire" handle embroidered on the back, was off to the hospital with her husband. Naturally, the ride was far from smooth.

    "Speed bumps on road and

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