Why are slime videos so popular, relaxing, and satisfying? Teen slimers are going viral.

Image Credit: Slimers

Today in weird sh*t going down on the internet: the slimer movement.

Buzzfeed first reported of this phenomenon of a bunch of tweens – who call themselves slimers – sharing videos of themselves poking, stretching, and making slime.

Slimers have amassed viral content on the internet with billions of views in watch-time meaning millions of dollars in, well, slime.  The trend appears to be part of the ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) community – where specific visuals and sounds are used to soothe people and send tingles down their spine.

Slimers have already taken over Instagram:

But why are slime videos attracting so much attention?  Well it’s somehow satisfying.

WHY DO PEOPLE MAKE SLIME CONTENT?

Slime is a business.   Slimers have amassed hundreds of thousands of followers and sell their slime on sites like Etsy.

Alyssa J., a 15-year-old slime creator, starter her slime account in August 2016.  Alyssa’s Instagram account, @craftyslimecreator, now has over 650,000 followers.

Alyssa says she spends more than 20 hours a week making slime in her room.  She uploads 3 videos a day and all of them need to be new slime.  “The only reason I sell slime is so I can make more slime,” Alyssa says.

Some slimers sell their slime for pretty good money: 13-year-old Theresa Nguyen — who has about the same number of followers as Alyssa on Instagram, — told Money magazine that she’s making about $3,000 a month.

What do you think about the slime craze?
Here’s a YouTube channel in case you actually liked this sh*t.

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