“Hello everyone, this is your daily dose of internet.”
A lot of interesting things happen in this world of ours. Or maybe they’re funny. Or weird. Or some combination of all three. Regardless, you’re lucky if you get to see even a couple of them in your whole lifetime.
Well, that is, until you watch Daily Dose of Internet.
Jason Gryniewicz, a 29-year-old YouTuber from Illinois, compiles and uploads entertaining content from all around the world. Whether it’s chickens banding together to fight off a predator, a man who can move the veins in his hands or what happens when you swallow a pill, it’s all put together in three-minute videos.
Daily Dose of Internet provides viewers with a lot of truly interesting and entertaining things to watch. In one video, he shows us an extreme close-up of what photosynthesis looks like. In another, we learn how astronauts weigh themselves in space. It is almost a guarantee that you will learn something new or see something interesting in every video.
Other clips in the compilations are simply meant to make us laugh, such as a monkey who is shocked by a magic trick, a man pranking his wife by plugging and unplugging a Christmas ornament or a turtle who scares a lion.
There isn’t an overarching story being told or a message that Daily Dose of Internet is trying to give viewers, beyond showing how strange and fascinating the world can be. He simply compiles things he believes people might find captivating, and if they need context, Daily Dose of Internet provides helpful commentary in the biweekly videos.
“But wait,” I hear you cry. “Isn’t his YouTube channel called Daily Dose of Internet and not Biweekly Dose of Internet?”
That’s true. When the channel started, Daily Dose of Internet uploaded every day. However, he now wants to make sure that he has full permission to use the clips, and it takes him time to verify with the original videographers. Because of this, viewers can be confident that Daily Dose of Internet isn’t stealing content for his own gain.
Because these clips come from people all over the world, we may see or hear things that some may find unsavory. In one video, a man drinks a beer while sitting next to the wild owl he befriended. In another video, we see a shirtless man who displays total control over his pectoral muscles.
In the clips, some people may get slightly injured, such as being bitten by a cat or being dragged by their dog into their porch. There are a couple of frightening near-death experiences, such as a man who narrowly avoids being hit by a bus, a man who protects his dogs from a bear and a hiker who yells at a cougar to go away. In addition, though Daily Dose of Internet bleeps out most swears, people can be heard inappropriately using God’s name or using “h—,” and a couple swears are cut off just before they are spoken.
Daily Dose of Internet is a simple channel that functions very similarly to a YouTube version of Reader’s Digest. It’s run by one man, and each one of his biweekly videos gathers millions of views.
Any given video will make viewers laugh, learn something new or see something interesting. However, because the compilation videos are made up of individual clips recorded by different people, those watching Daily Dose of Internet should be aware of the occasional clip that may not be appropriate for young audiences.
Though he was born in Kansas, Kennedy Unthank studied journalism at the University of Missouri. He knew he wanted to write for a living when he won a contest for “best fantasy story” while in the 4th grade. What he didn’t know at the time, however, was that he was the only person to submit a story. Regardless, the seed was planted. Kennedy collects and plays board games in his free time, and he loves to talk about biblical apologetics and hermeneutics. His favorite movie is La La Land.