Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Viral Video Secrets

Remember that "Charlie Bit My Finger" YouTube video or the one of the "Surprised Kitty"? And surely, you're one of the 1.7 billion (and counting) who has seen Psy's Gangnam Style music video

Ever since the dawning of YouTube, there are certain videos that have a je ne sais quoi about them that makes viewers compelled to share them over and over (and over) again. But why?

Click on the image below to watch an interview with digital journalist Ramona Pringle where she discusses the factors that make an online video go viral. (Tip: if a cat is in the video, it's already halfway there to becoming an internet sensation watched by millions.)


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