Watch: A Fly Demonstrates The Downside To Touchscreens

A new video that’s climbing the YouTube charts today features a fly that demonstrates that touchscreens may not be all their cracked up to be.

These days everyone is going touch—whether you’re using an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, an Android or a full Touchscreen display, touch is definitely the ideal.  Or is it?  A new video that’s climbing the YouTube charts today features a fly that demonstrates that touchscreens may not be all their cracked up to be.

In the video, called ‘Bug on a Touchscreen’, a bug flies onto a touch screen and, as the description puts it, “starts navigating the interwebs.”  He crawls around the screen on Reddit, highlighting and moving stuff around and coming dangerously close to closing windows.  I wonder if the guy who made the video was checking out Reddit on purpose, knowing that Reddit is the ultimate site for catapulting videos into virality.  The video is, in fact, featured on Reddit today and was submitted by Calquon, the user that made the video.

Check out the video below and let us know what you think in the comments below.  Have you ever had a fly or other creature fly onto your touch device and start doing his thing?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.