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The Rise of Viral Videos

Viral videos will continue to play an important role in pop culture and b

Description - Viral videos have become such a major factor on the web that Trend Hunter has launched an entire section featuring more than 1,500 videos this year. This cluster features a random sample of articles related to the category.

Implications - The key to a successful viral marketing campaign is to provide branded content that people will want to pass on organically, without being paid to pass on the message. Most commonly, these take the form of entertaining video clips hosted by YouTube. Not only are viral videos an extremely effective method of getting users to engage with a brand, they can also be very low in cost. The trick is finding a way to break through the clutter.
7 Featured
27,793 Total Clicks
Date Range:
Nov 06 — Dec 07
Consumer Insight Topics:

Featured Examples

Video Hacking
Video Hacking
Add Graffiti to YouTube Streaming Videos
New widgets are making it easy for users to hack videos (including those on YouTube) to add graffiti and sarcastic commentary. For example, Vidavee Graffiti enables you to load a video directly from YouTube… MORE
play_circle_filled ClipBandits
First Internet Band Creates Video Without Ever Meeting
The Clip Bandits is the world's first internet band. They met on YouTube and they write, compose and play their music together online. In fact, they even made their music video online, without ever being… MORE
play_circle_filled Student Tasered On Camera
Student Tasered On Camera
YouTube Hero Coins the Phrase, 'Don't Tase Me Bro!'
This is how YouTube heroes are born! Andrew Meyer, a student at the University of Florida, seemed to be looking for trouble when he asked a friend to video him at a Sen. John Kerry campus forum. After… MORE
Photojournalistic Realism
Photojournalistic Realism
Broadcasting Life's Most Intimate Moments
Social utility technology is becoming more used in important life events like marriage proposals. Surprisingly, its the men who want to record the event, finding it sentimental and romantic, and it's the… MORE
YouTube Helping Police Crack Cases
YouTube Helping Police Crack Cases
According to, police took up pursuit in cyberspace after a young Norwegian posted an Internet video of his wild car driving. Following an electronic trail that he left online, police caught… MORE
YouTube for Scientists
YouTube for Scientists
SciVee Video Sharing
Sometimes even scientists have a hard time understanding the heavy, technical jargon of research papers. They're hoping that by sharing video presentations, ideas will flow more quickly within the scientific… MORE
YouTube Gets Presidential
YouTube Gets Presidential
YouChoose 08
YouTube has launched a new special feature, YouChoose 08 which lets you watch videos of the presidential candidates. In fact, the pages link directly to the member profiles of the Presidential Candidates!… MORE

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