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Loquendo is a Italian multinational computer software technology corporation popular for its speech syntesis technology. In early 2007, the speech syntesis gained traction on the spanish speaking web, mostly on YouTube, where it started being used for audioblogs, parody dubbings and other kind of videos.

Online History

The earliest registered usage of Loquendo for a video can be found on "Still dorito", uploaded by youtuber fingazzz on May 22nd, 2006, and featuring a parody version of "Still", by Doctor Dre. However, the usage of Loquendo on videos didn't gain traction until January 22nd, 2007, when youtuber Underworld23 uploaded a video titled "Mensaje de Chuck Norris al niñato del metro" (Chuck Norris' message to the metro brat), as response to a viral video despicting a teenager mocking an elder. The video, featuring a menace to the brat by Chuck Norris, gained over 260,000 views in the following years, and inspired a series of videos featuring menacing responses to the teenager as various characters, both fictional and real.

On Feburary 16th, 2007, youtuber ARSoriginal uploaded a video titled "The Legend of Zelda según Frikipedia" (The Legend of Zelda according to Frikipedia), featuring a lecture of The Legend of Zelda's article from the spaniard humor wiki Frikipedia[1] and being the first video that avoided the metro brat theme. On March 11th of the same year, youtuber NightmareXxXxXxX uploaded a video titled "Conferencia E3 2006 PS3 – Humor", featuring a parody dubbing of Sony's conference on E3, gaining over 136,000 views on the following years.

Following Sony's conference video, Loquendo's use began expanding on other areas, from humor commentaries, to walkthroughs, becoming the most used tool to make videos in the spanish speaking YouTube during the following years, creating a group of users who would call themselves "loquenderos".


ELANTICRISTO2007 was a Mexican YouTube channel that uploaded videos featuring the use of Loquendo to share his opinions and criticisms about government, society, musical genres like reggeaton and urban tribes like emos, and which became one of the most popular "loquenderos". First registered on November 1st, his first video was titled "Pipopes La Escoria del País y del Mundo", featuring a criticism to a Mexican urban tribe. Gaining over 100,000 views in the following weeks, he uploaded more videos featuring criticisms to musical genres and religion, when on November 22nd he uploaded a video titled "RBD El Armagedon en Marcha", mocking the Mexican pop band RBD.

Due that video, the Mexican media company Televisa sent copyright strike to take down the video, which was consequently reuploaded and taken down again, making him channel was closed on December 4th. However, the channel came back a week after, on December 11th. During the following months, ELANTICRISTO2007 would upload more videos, along with having some arguments with other channels, mostly "Iluminati 7" and the popular Venelozan videoblogger Dross Rotzank, which was responsible of the second closure of his channel. His unique style was consequently adopted by other "loquenderos", and he has been refered as a "legend of YouTube" due its impact on the Loquendo culture.[2][3][4]

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As September 9th, 2015, searching the keyword "loquendo" on YouTube leads to over 4 million results.

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External References

[1] Frikipedia – The Legend Zelda

[2] DiarioDeMexico2010 – El anticristo2007 una leyenda de YouTube

[3] La Trinchera – La historia del Anticristo2007

[4] Frikipedia – El Anticristo 2007

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