Staying Current: What’s been going Viral lately?

It’s very probable that you have seen or at least heard of some of the things on our viral list.  Every day new things are discovered and shared across the internet turning them into viral frenzies.  Who knows maybe you will see yourself on this list one day.

It begins with…..

1. Mario Balotelli Flexing in Rage

If you are following the European Championship it would have been difficult to miss Balotelli’s pose that got him a yellow card in the Spain vs. Italy soccer game.

Description: June 28th, 4 days later: scattered all over the web.

Spontaneity or rage are always classic.  When someone captures someone or something doing an action  that was not expected viewers eat it up, especially when the person is emotionally charged.

2. Craigslist Joe-Official Trailer

Craigslist has become the go to place when looking to buy those last minute soccer tickets or purchase furniture.  One man took the use of the online classified advertisement platform to a new level and decided to see if he could survive only off of Craigslist.

Description: Published June 29th: in last 3 days 56,360 views

This documentary has received a fair amount of views because it revolves around a topic and service most everyone is familiar with. In addition, his creative choice to take the conventional use of Craigslist and make it into a survival test captivated people’s interest.

3. I wouldn’t call it Overly attached. 

Lip Syncing to pop songs never gets old.  Well, only if they are created with the special touch.

Description: Published June 30th: in last 2 days 1,247,613 views

This video is going viral because there is a compilation of pop songs.  If there was just one it might have grown old much faster.  Plus it’s the girl from next door. Viewers like to see people doing funny things that could be their friends or siblings.

4. First Look at Naomi Watts’ Princess Diana Makeover

Princess Diana is not new to a going viral list, but this time it involves a look a like.

Description: Published July 2nd twitter and facebook shares are growing as you read this

This news release doesn’t just involve the legendary Princess Diana, it includes a famous actress, Naomi Watts as well, making it viral by default.   Also keywords in titles drive attention.  In this case, “First look”, everybody wants to be the first one to know.

5. 4th of July Everything!

It’s America’s 263th Birthday Wednesday and people are always looking for new ways to celebrate or fascinating definitions of what America means to them.

MEMES

What Patriotic outfit to wear?

4th of the July Entertaining Ideas

Description: Published as early as June 13th and until the holiday ends….

Holidays often inspire viral content.  They prove to be the best time to share ideas that correlate to the holiday.  It can be broad too.  Under the umbrella of Independence Day,  there are the sub categories of colors, patriotism, Uncle Sam, fireworks, independence from mother country……..   the list goes on presenting the perfect opportunity to launch your content.

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