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** What Makes A Video “Viral”? **

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By Megan O'Neill on May. 9, 2011 - 7:30 AMComment

“Viral video” is one of those buzz words that gets thrown around a lot
but nobody is really sure what it means.  I mean, what exactly
constitutes a viral video?  How many views does it need to be considered
“viral”?  How quickly does it have to rise in viewership?  In
this post we’ll deal with a number of factors that relate to whether
or not a video is viral, including viewership, buzz, parody and longevity.


*Viewership*

Let’s deal with the question of views first.  In a recent blog
post, YouTube weblebrity


Source: www.adweek.com/socialtimes/what-makes-a-video-viral/62414


when is a youtube video considered viral


Viral video - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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** Viral video **

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A *viral video*^[1]^[2] is a video that becomes popular through a viral
process of Internet sharing, typically through video sharing websites,
social media and email.^[3]^[4]

Viral videos often contain humorous content and include televised comedy
sketches, such as /The Lonely Island/'s "Lazy Sunday" and "Dick in a Box",
Numa Numa^[5]^[6] videos, The Evolution of Dance,^[5]Chocolate Rain^[7] on
YouTube; and web-only productions such as I Got a Crush... on Obama.^[8]
Some eyewitness events have also been caught on video and have "gone
viral"^[9] such as the Battle at Kruger.^[10]

In 2012, the Kony 2012 video by Invisible Children, Inc. became the most
viral video in history^[11] It had approximately 34,000,000 views three
days after its upload on 5 March 2012,^[12] and 100,000,000 views six days
after publication.^[13] Another recent example is Gangnam Style by
PSY.^[14] As of January 2016 Gangnam Style had been viewed 2.5 billion
times on YouTube, which made it the most viewed video in the history of the
site.^[15]

*Contents*

· 1 History
· 2 Qualification
· 3 Reasons for popularity
· 4 Categories by subject

· 4.1 Band and music promotion
· 4.2 Education
· 4.3 Customer complaints
· 4.4 Cyberbullying
· 4.5 Police misconduct

· 5 Political implications
· 6 Financial implications
· 7 Notable viral video sites
· 8 See also
· 9 References
· 10 External links

*History[edit]*

Videos were shared long before YouTube or even the Internet by
word-of-mouth, film festivals, VHS tapes, and even to fill time gaps during
the early days of cable.^[16] Perhaps the earliest was /Reefer Madness/, a
1936


Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral_video

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