Tag Archives: Viral

Batkid: The coolest viral marketing campaign you’ve ever seen

If you haven’t heard about Batkid this week, you’ve been living under rock. Just in case you somehow missed it let me summarize for you… Miles, age 5, is in remission after battling leukemia, and told the Make-A-Wish Foundation that his wish was to be “Batkid” and they mobilized the city of San Francisco to […]

Valence, Value and Virality: Why Upworthy & BuzzFeed May Be Skewing Our View of Reality

Am I the only person who gets frustrated with these viral feel-good sites? (Forgive me in advance, as I will admit my bias first and foremost: I am a cynical person at times.) But there is something sincerely irking about sites like Upworthy or BuzzFeed that tell me to feel things 24/7 as I’m scrolling […]

Looking Deeper at Viral Videos

After watching this week’s upcoming video, a speech by Kevin Allocca, “Why videos go viral” I began thinking deeper into why videos and web content goes viral. Much like Kevin states in his TED talk I agree that tastemakers, communities of participation and unexpectedness contribute in large part to the virality of a video but, […]

What Does the Fox Say? I’M VIRAL-OOO-OOO-OOO!

After reading @EmAkin3 ‘s post on the viral “I Quit” video and discussing it more in class, it got me thinking – What exactly makes a video viral? Have people created a scientific method or discovered a secret ingredient to becoming a Youtube star? Take this ultra-viral video. What does the Fox Say? by Ylvis has become an international Youtube sensation, […]

Cry Me a River

I can imagine one of the great frustrations of parenting a toddler is the amount of unexpected, unpredictable crying. A typical toddler will cry because their shoes are blue, not red or they are being put in their ever-dreaded car seat…again. And sometimes there simply is no reason. Greg Pembroke is as patient a dad […]

Harlem Shake It Out

One week ago, five Australian skateboarders who were obviously feeling like they had a little extra time on their hands decided to get a little creative with artist Baauer’s song “Harlem Shake” (see video below).  Only a few hours after posting the video on their YouTube channel TheSunnyCoastSkate, it was picked up by a second […]