A friend of mine is starting a research project on dance videos (which certainly doesn't mean just ones created by professionals - so e.g. Saudi penguin dances
are just as interesting as Gangnam Style
) that have gone viral on Youtube or other online platforms. Many examples may comprise of both professional and amateur creation e.g. Happy
. The key thing is that dance is the *main* reason for the viral spread. What are the most interesting and influential (or otherwise noteworthy!) examples of this in your experience? Thanks for your suggestions!!
posted by zresearch
on May 3, 2014 -
I saw some funny 2 minute video basically a fake advertisement for some presumably made up company (something like rockman automatronics). The guy toured a room talking about how great the products were, but using super scientific sounding (most of probably made up) words, like "panfandeled ding alarm", and that's what made it funny, because you couldn't understand almost anything he said. At the end it said something like "you can find our rockman automatronics wherever fine electronics are sold" or something like that.
Bonus points if you can source who made the funny video and why
posted by crawltopslow
on Mar 12, 2014 -
Last week I saw an ad
for what appeared to be a search engine in the London Evening Standard. I presumed it was viral marketing as the ad was pretty opaque - but the website
doesn't seem to be advertising anything or indeed make sense. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by mippy
on Jun 24, 2013 -
I'm trying to track down a viral fashion video that featured a model in a meadow of flowers at golden hour, with a wind machine following her gestures, flattening the grass and flowers. I can't remember what it was advertising — maybe perfume?
posted by sixswitch
on Feb 27, 2013 -
I'm trying to find a short story I read a few years ago about a 'viral' video tape. The unique property of the story was that it was written as a collection of notes and emails between the characters. [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh
on Dec 19, 2011 -
There was a series of viral videos of a somewhat rotund boy playing spin the bottle and possibly doing other activities with his toys and possibly some other objects. The kid was actually an adult comedian. I can't for the life of me remember what these were called and can't find them anywhere. I think they were before Youtube. What was the name of the series and where could I find them again?
posted by Authorized User
on Jun 11, 2011 -
Is there any way to identify social media users who are consistently sharing viral content before it goes viral? [more inside]
posted by halseyaa
on Apr 21, 2011 -
I'm looking for awesome short environmental videos available online, to be included in an environmental video festival. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by binocularfight
on Apr 18, 2011 -
What's it like "on the inside" when a politician gets skewered over really stupid comments or actions and the response goes viral? [more inside]
posted by webhund
on Apr 15, 2011 -
I am currently looking for companies, viral social media marketing firms who have clients in the entertainment industry or similar to the ones on the company's clients page. I need mefite help....anyone know any?
posted by likeapen
on Jan 27, 2011 -
I'm going to be in a cabin in the wilderness for three days with one of my best friends. We will each be bringing flip cameras with us.
We want to make a viral video and we're looking for ideas of what to shoot/make. Any ideas? Go wild! We're open to just about anything.
If we end up using your idea, we promise to mention your name in the credits.
posted by joshuamcginnis
on Nov 21, 2010 -
YANMD filter: is my laryngitis bacterial or viral? If the former... weekend medical clinics in Manhattan? Halp. [more inside]
posted by kestrel251
on Oct 8, 2010 -
What are some good books/sites/etc. about viral movie marketing? Most of the film marketing books I've found so far were printed before viral marketing really became popular. [more inside]
posted by kaye88
on Jul 9, 2010 -
You are not my doctor, but you do know something about mysterious skin conditions that disappear without a trace every time I make a doctor's appointment. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 20, 2009 -
I am looking to make a compilation of music that consists of songs that owe their popularity to Youtube. What songs does the hive mind recommend? [more inside]
posted by theButterFly
on Nov 10, 2009 -
Name that book: Some guy wrote a book about something and then basically made himself a cause to promote the book, including possibly having people take photos with the book. Any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum
on Jun 29, 2009 -
PossiblyBeenGoneTooLongFilter: What's up with all the videos of Americans trying Marmite on YouTube? [more inside]
posted by Grrlscout
on Jan 20, 2009 -
What application/platform should I use to create a YouTube type portal (focusing on user-generated content) that allows site users to search for content (videos as well as other file types) and upload their own content? [more inside]
posted by jurczyk
on Oct 24, 2008 -
I need help to come up with an idea (or a few) for a viral marketing video for my online backyard store. [more inside]
posted by adriana
on Apr 24, 2008 -
Some friends and I are organizing a flash mob (specifically a bubble-blowing flash mob).
We've done some research online and seen a bunch of clips from around the world but were wondering if anyone out there in MetaFilter land could offer some advice for organizing an event like this -- a flash mob, viral marketing/'street team' campaign or anything you think that may help out! [more inside]
posted by jkl345
on Jul 18, 2007 -
What are some examples of small or mid-sized brands that succeeded in significantly increasing awareness of their brand through viral advertising?
posted by bingo
on Apr 28, 2007 -
My doc thinks I may have a viral inner ear infection. He has prescribed prednisone. How does this help? [more inside]
posted by blue_wardrobe
on Feb 14, 2007 -
Literally. We have started a rally/day-long protest/24 hours of fun to take place at my college in Clinton, SC (population 10k). The idea is to make it viral. Not just invite everyone we know, but really work everyone to invite everyone they know. [more inside]
posted by gbinal
on Nov 1, 2006 -
Why can't vaccination encourage the evolution of viral potency?
posted by freebird
on Oct 5, 2006 -
What the heck is "the purification dot org" all about? (I'm not linking to it directly because I have a hunch it's just a particularly enigmatic viral marketing ploy.) [more inside]
posted by sportbucket
on Oct 2, 2006 -
Is it a good idea at the moment to have a viral PCR test for HIV 10 days after being exposed to risk? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 1, 2006 -
Dollar bill spam? I just got a US dollar bill with a URL on it. Going to said URL brings up the web site of a hotel in the dominican republic. Is this an actual thing? Or is this just someone having some fun? [more inside]
posted by o2b
on Dec 28, 2004 -
About two weeks ago I was in Chicago and saw a billboard stating something along the lines of "A Day Without Mexicans..." and gave a url of adaywithoutmexicans.com as well as a date for last month (Sept) that this was supposed to happen. I was kinda shocked by this and went to the website but all I get is a godaddy default page. Anyone from Chi-town know what this was about?
posted by thebwit
on Oct 26, 2004 -