A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 11, 2017
“The longest five seconds in anyone’s life is waiting to press the ‘Skip Ad’ button on YouTube”

"The longest five seconds in anyone’s life is waiting to press the ‘Skip Ad’ button on YouTube” is a jocular one-line saying about YouTube that has been printed on many images. “In a YouTube video, when it says ‘You May Skip This Ad in 5 Seconds,’ those are the longest five seconds of your life. Confirmed” was posted on Twitter on July 17, 2011.

“The longest five seconds in anyone’s life is waiting to press the ‘Skip Ad’ button on YouTube” was posted on Twitter by FillWerrell on June 24, 2013.

“I am rarely more focused on 5 seconds than when I’m waiting to skip an ad on the internet” is a similar saying.


Wikipedia: YouTube
YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California. The service was created by three former PayPal employees – Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim – in February 2005. Google bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube now operates as one of Google’s subsidiaries.

Twitter
Renzo‏
@r3nz0
In a YouTube video, when it says ‘You May Skip This Ad in 5 Seconds,’ those are the longest five seconds of your life. Confirmed.
12:07 AM - 17 Jul 2011

Twitter
J.O‏
@fangangjo
Smh, those “you can skip this ad in five seconds” prompts on YouTube are the longest five seconds ever b.
11:09 AM - 12 Nov 2011

Twitter
roro‏
@Chevape
“your youtube video will start in 5 seconds”..... longest five seconds of my life.
6:23 AM - 24 Nov 2011

Twitter
Daniel J. Castillo‏
@Bighoss_D
Replying to @FillWerrell
“@FillWerrell: The longest five seconds in anyone’s life is waiting to press the “Skip Ad” button on YouTube.” I feel that
11:09 PM - 24 Jun 2013

Funny Status
The longest five seconds in anyone’s life is waiting…
June 30, 2013 Computer Status Updates
The longest five seconds in anyone’s life is waiting to press the “Skip Ad” button on YouTube.

Twitter
Men’s Humor‏
@MensHumor
The longest five seconds in anyone’s life is waiting to press the “Skip Ad” button on YouTube. #Truth
2:03 PM - 1 Jul 2013

Twitter
Not Will Ferrell‏
@itsWillyFerrell
The longest five seconds of anyone’s life is waiting to press the “Skip Ad” button on YouTube.
10:30 PM - 8 Oct 2013

Quartz
Indians spent 400,000 hours watching these 10 YouTube ads this year
WRITTEN BY
Itika Sharma Punit
July 27, 2016 Quartz India
The five seconds before the “Skip Ad” option on YouTube may feel like the longest five seconds to many people, but some appear to be pretty fond of ads on the video streaming website.

Twitter
Bill Murray‏
@BiIIMurray
The longest five seconds in anyone’s life is waiting to press the “Skip Ad” button on YouTube.
4:15 PM - 10 Jun 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
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