What Makes A Video Go Viral?

Just what makes a video go viral? Read on…

Just what makes a video go viral? Read on…

Ahh, if only that question had a univocal answer… But nothing is ever that simple.

Well, it doesn’t need to be as hard as not laughing at Miley Cyrus’ “rebellious” self either. Check the infograph included below (originally published on tech blog Mashable), and see if you can learn (and put to effective use) a thing or two.

Part of the information is obvious (like the shorter the clip, the more likely it will be to be passed along), and part of it is obvious and impressive at the same time – Facebook amounts to as much as three-quarters of online shares of video clips. That is more than Twitter and email taken together. But thing like “Southerners watch and Midwesterners share” are sure to come as revelatory to many.

Let’s see how you can maximize this data when it comes to creating promo clips to spread your music around…

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A New Version Of Justin Bieber’s “U Smile” Goes Viral

A Remix Of Justin Bieber's "U Smile" Has Ended Up Giving An Unknown Producer A Lot Of Notoriety

A Dirge-like Remix Of Justin Bieber's "U Smile" Has Ended Up Giving An Unknown Producer A Lot Of Notoriety

It’s amazing, but a producer who was fooling around with a song by the Canadian teen star has actually ended up with a viral hit in his hands.

The song in question is “U Smile”, and it has been slowed down beyond all belief (800 %, in fact). You can listen to it below, on the Soundcloud profile of the remixer (an aspiring producer named Nick Pittsinger)

Anyway, this is the song. Again – the amount of plays it has garnered is nothing short of breathtaking.

Watch Out Justin Bieber, Greyson Chance Is Here

Greyson Michael Chance is the new viral sensation. His solo performance of Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at a school festival has garnered more than ten million YouTube views in just two weeks.

This performance eventually resulted in Greyson being invited over to The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he was to blow the audience away… again.

What’s next for this twelve-year old? Think it over while you watch his original viral performance.

The Latest YouTube Viral Hit Is Here: “My Mom’s On Facebook”

“My Mom’s On Facebook” is the most recent viral success found on YouTube. In little more than one day it managed to score 145,000 views. Created by LA comedy group Back Of The Class, it is a frankly hilarious hair metal anthem that groups together the horrors every young person who befriends his parents on Facebook has to endure, culminating in the hysterical line “It’s getting to the point I have to switch back to MySpace”.

Check it for yourself: