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Forget Christmas Cards! This Family Sent Out A Viral Music Video Instead

Gone are the days of crafting that perfect holiday card, painstakingly detailing every minute of the past 12 months for friends and family. Now people are making video holiday cards, and while the sentiments behind them are the same (“this is what we did all year!”), they’re a lot more […]
Forget Christmas Cards! This Family Sent Out A Viral Music Video Instead
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2 New Yorkers Got Subway Conductors To Crack A Smile [VIDEO]

In a new viral video, Yosef Lerner and Rose Sacktor bring a little light to New York City’s subway tunnels (via Gawker). Seasoned subway riders may have noticed that conductors point to a little black-and-white striped sign each time they pull into a station. The MTA requires that they show […]
2 New Yorkers Got Subway Conductors To Crack A Smile [VIDEO]
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How To Make A Video Go Viral — Based On The Variables In This Algorithm

[credit provider=”YouTube”] There’s no denying the power of a viral video. The Dollar Shave Club is now a legendary example. The company, which sells $1 razors, made a low-budget video that went so viral it crashed the company’s website almost immediately after its released. Currently with more than 9.6 million views, the […]
How To Make A Video Go Viral — Based On The Variables In This Algorithm
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Moonwalking Pony Beats Harlem Shake For Most Viral Video On The Internet

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekr05T9Iaio&feature=player_embedded”] A video of a little pony doing the moonwalk to Fleetwood Mac is blowing up on the viral charts. (Watch the video below.) According to Unruly, which tracks the most-shared videos on YouTube, this ad for U.K. mobile network Three is the most viral video on the […]
Moonwalking Pony Beats Harlem Shake For Most Viral Video On The Internet
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Why Branded Content Is A Big Waste Of Time For Most Advertisers

[credit provider=”YouTube/chuckieart” url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiPir6BHUs0″] Last week I talked about the long running success and cost effectiveness of Blendtec’s “Will it blend” YouTube campaign in comparison to the mostly fruitless, multi-million dollar extravaganzas we can expect to see on the up-coming Super Bowl.Having said that, I don’t expect my awesome powers of […]
Why Branded Content Is A Big Waste Of Time For Most Advertisers
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Here Are The Most Buzzed-About Videos On YouTube This Year

[credit provider=”YouTube screencap” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNaR-rxAic”] In a year full of “Gangnam Style” and “Call Me Maybe” parody videos, which ones did people talk the most about on YouTube?YouTube came up with the top videos of the year by assessing the shares, searches, parodies, remixes, responses, and views per video.
Here Are The Most Buzzed-About Videos On YouTube This Year
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Judge Who Beat Daughter In Viral Video Now Has To Contend With This Woman

[credit provider=”YouTube via Anderson” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8j90AKLkZc”] Following the international fervor last year over the Texas judge caught on tape beating his daughter, it seems there is one more person opposing his return to the bench—his ex-wife. Judge William Adams was suspended from the bench and sanctioned after the video went viral.
Judge Who Beat Daughter In Viral Video Now Has To Contend With This Woman
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Why Do Seagulls Keep Stealing Marketing Execs’ GoPro Cameras And Making Viral Videos?

[credit provider=”Dani_vr / Flickr, CC” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/dani_vazquez/4511893138/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] A video made by a seagull who stole a woman’s GoPro camera off a beach, briefly filming a sunset before dropping the camera again, is one of the most-shared viral videos on Unruly Media’s charts this week. It’s had 2 million views on YouTube […]
Why Do Seagulls Keep Stealing Marketing Execs’ GoPro Cameras And Making Viral Videos?
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Nike’s Fantastic ‘Find Your Greatness’ Ad Campaign Was The Most Pirated Ad This Month

[credit provider=”Nike” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEzW1WRFTg”] Nike absolutely dominated the month of August with its “Find Your Greatness” ad campaign. Its minute-long ad was ripped and re-uploaded 36 different times onto various video sharing sites like YouTube and Daily Motion, according to data from digital video analytics and advertising firm Visible Measures.
Nike’s Fantastic ‘Find Your Greatness’ Ad Campaign Was The Most Pirated Ad This Month
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Top Viral Videos Of The Week: The US Swim Team Lip Dubs ‘Call Me Maybe’

[credit provider=”YouTube”] When it comes to viral videos, a perfect storm nearly happened when the U.S. Olympic swim team lip-dubbed Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”Uploaded just over a week ago, the video already has over 4.4 million views and is this week’s most watched YouTube video.
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: The US Swim Team Lip Dubs ‘Call Me Maybe’
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THE VIRAL VIDEO TOP 10: Celebs Read Tweets About Themselves

[credit provider=”YouTube/Screenshot” url=”http://youtu.be/Hcmz74AaXHs”] Some Twitter trolls take their insults just a little bit too far.Just ask Jimmy Kimmel and the dozens of celebrities he asked to read mean tweets directed at them.
THE VIRAL VIDEO TOP 10: Celebs Read Tweets About Themselves
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The 10 Most Ripped-Off Viral Ads Of All Time

[credit provider=”YouTube/Screenshot” url=”http://youtu.be/iYhCn0jf46U”] Around 72 hours of video are uploaded onto YouTube every minute. Problem is, a significant portion of these uploads consist of ripped and repurposed content.For example, if you search for “Somebody That I Used To Know Music Video” on YouTube, you’ll see that four of the top six search […]
The 10 Most Ripped-Off Viral Ads Of All Time
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Top Viral Videos Of The Week: A Man fulfils His Brother’s Last Wish

[credit provider=”YouTube/SethCollins” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP-TOI1mO0A”] Aaron Collins passed away on July 7, 2012. The final wish he left in his will asked for his family and friends to have pizza and leave the waiter or waitress a $500 tip.Aaron’s brother, Seth Collins, started a website asking for donations to fulfil his brother’s […]
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: A Man fulfils His Brother’s Last Wish
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Top Viral Videos Of The Week: David Beckham Hits An ‘Injured’ Opponent

[credit provider=”ESPN”] It’s been a pretty miserable week for soccer superstar David Beckham.First, the 37-year-old Beckham found out he didn’t make the cut for Britain’s Olympic soccer team — even though he was a vital part in London’s winning campaign to host the Summer Olympics.
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: David Beckham Hits An ‘Injured’ Opponent
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Top Viral Videos Of The Week: Mario Balotelli Spits Out A Disgusting ‘Energy Drink’

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwzcDemswNk”] One game before his brilliant two-goal performance against Germany, Italian striker Mario Balotelli encountered something strange on the sidelines.While chatting with teammate Antonio Cassano during a break in Italy’s quarterfinal match against England, Balotelli takes a sip from a bottle filled with a yellow liquid resembling Lemon-Lime Gatorade. […]
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: Mario Balotelli Spits Out A Disgusting ‘Energy Drink’
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VIRAL SHOWDOWN: The Best ‘Call Me Maybe’ Videos You Must Watch

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIfbghHdG1s”] Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” has evolved into something more than just a teeny-bopper pop song. It has, for a fact, become a national phenomenon.Originally released in September 2011, “Call Me Maybe” has just recently caught on stateside and is now the number one song on iTunes […]
VIRAL SHOWDOWN: The Best ‘Call Me Maybe’ Videos You Must Watch
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Top Viral Videos Of The Week: These Cheerleaders Want You To Call Them (Maybe)

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIfbghHdG1s”] Initially released in September 2011, Carly Rae Jepsen’s ‘Call Me Maybe’ has just recently become a chart-topping hit song.Beginning with an impressively choreographed video by the Harvard baseball team, lip dubs and cover versions of ‘Call Me Maybe’ on YouTube have shot through the roof.
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: These Cheerleaders Want You To Call Them (Maybe)
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Top Viral Videos Of The Week: Everyone Watched This Fan Fiction About One Direction

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://youtu.be/1o3fcUH-yPQ”] A four-second-long video of a girl kicking herself in the face spread like wildfire last week. This week, though, it’s a lengthy 18-minute animated piece that’s taken the Internet by storm.Mark Parsons thought it was about time for a man to step up and write some fan […]
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: Everyone Watched This Fan Fiction About One Direction
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This YouTube Star Wants To Create The Next Big News Network

[credit provider=”YouTube/sxephil” url=”http://www.youtube.com/user/sxephil”] Philip DeFranco wants to create the next news network, and he’s doing it with SourceFed – a 4-month-old YouTube channel that’s on the verge of hitting the 100 million view mark.DeFranco and his SourceFed team shoot, produce, and upload five videos a day onto the channel. Each […]
This YouTube Star Wants To Create The Next Big News Network
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Top Viral Videos Of The Week: The Most Embarrassing Car Crash Ever Recorded

[credit provider=”YouTube/DrCinadr” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pgm8I0B8bY”] This week’s most watched video on YouTube comes from an amateur videographer, who decided it would be wise to film the loud and flashy Lamborghini revving its engine at the stoplight in front of him.Our very own car expert Travis Okulski sums up the entire situation quite […]
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: The Most Embarrassing Car Crash Ever Recorded
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This Incredible Chart Predicts Which Articles Will Go Viral

[credit provider=”Wharton” url=”https://marketing.wharton.upenn.edu/faculty/berger/”] Wharton Professor Jonah Berger’s forthcoming paper on what makes a story go viral has already generated a ton of buzz. We looked at an early copy of the paper to figure out the secret.Berger analysed over 7,000 New York Times articles over a three month span to […]
This Incredible Chart Predicts Which Articles Will Go Viral
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Top Viral Videos Of The Week: A Playboy Model Heats Up A Presidential Debate

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2NyFH02kFk”] Former Mexican Playboy model Julia Orayen completely stole the show at Mexico’s first presidential debate when she appeared on screen wearing a very revealing skin-tight dress. Orayen was tasked with holding an urn in which each candidate would select a piece of paper from to determine who would […]
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: A Playboy Model Heats Up A Presidential Debate
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Top Viral Videos Of The Week: Girl Gets Literally Blown Away By A Plane

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Airport_SXM.jpg”] The St. Marteen International Airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. Due to the short length of one of the airport’s runways, planes have to take off and land just feet away from Maho Beach, which has since become a popular tourist spot for […]
Top Viral Videos Of The Week: Girl Gets Literally Blown Away By A Plane
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See The Sequel To The Kony 2012 Video

The original viral video has been watched by almost 90 million people on YouTube and attracted huge amounts of criticism for over-simplifying the conflict in Uganda.
See The Sequel To The Kony 2012 Video
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#Kony2012: Jason Russell’s Wife Speaks Out On Filmmaker’s Public Meltdown

The wife of filmmaker and Invisible Children co-founder Jason Russell has defended her husband after he was arrested while walking around downtown San Diego naked, saying “many of the attacks against [Kony2012, his viral video about the Lord’s Resistance Army] were also very personal, and Jason took them very hard.”Russell […]
#Kony2012: Jason Russell’s Wife Speaks Out On Filmmaker’s Public Meltdown