The video of Obadiah Parker‘s acoustic cover of Outkast’s Hey Ya was posted on YouTube over two months ago. Yesterday the video was featured on Digg’s front page and the popularity of the video has sky rocketed overnight. The video has been viewed 139,707 times as of today and the band (currently unsigned) was mentioned today on Spin magazine’s blog.
Here’s another example of the power of Digg. Someone uploaded a video called Slowest Man on Earth to YouTube. After two months of decent traffic (about 8,000 views), the video’s popularity went through the roof after it was dugg to Digg’s video front page. As a result, the video was featured on Good Morning America.