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viral content

July 23, 2015
Content marketers are obsessed with creating the next viral hit - but do these sensations happen by chance, or is it something that can be carefully engineered? The answer may surprise you.
The Science of Going Viral | Social Media Today
July 13, 2015
I've written before about viral content hoarding website ViralNova.com, which rose in the place of Upworthy, which crashed basically when Facebook closed a loophole in what content gets promoted on its news feed. ViralNova, which has been called one of the worst sites on the internet, gets attention with headlines so shameless (“This Old Couple Tragically Died in a Car Accident. But What Rescuers Found Inside Was Beautiful” is a typical one) it makes one wonder who in the world would even click on this clickiest of click-bait.
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July 10, 2015
Beauty blogger Em Ford posted a video this week calling out Internet shamers who said her face without makeup was "disgusting." In one week, the video racked up over 10 million views and sparked a larger discussion of the effects of cyberbullying.
July 06, 2015
We all want our content to go viral. But virality is, by definition, not something that content creators can control. It is the action of a network of people. What a content creator can do, though, as the question: What kind of content tends to go viral? Look at the variables. Collect data. Create...
July 02, 2015
The funny bone can be a fickle thing. Writing jokes is hard work. But if you have a gift for humor, you’re marketing campaigns will be better. Why? “Laughter is a universal language and one of our first communication methods,” writes Angie Pascale of ClickZ. “Before we had spoken or written language, humans used laughter to express our enjoyment or accession with a certain situation.
June 18, 2015
Like lampreys on sharks, so certain buzz-chasing websites latch on to internet behemoths, trying to ride the momentum and hide in the loopholes of the major players in attempts to reach profitability. However, like other parasites, their life-cycles are often more irritating (and more brief) than one would think.
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June 17, 2015
See why "how to" posts, quizzes, and picture lists are among the most-loved posts.
Contagious Content Formats
June 16, 2015
Some viral content is more like a lightning strike than a campaign. But for content marketers, viral content can still be sought after. Pursuing viral content means you’re invested in content that’s purely shareable -- content that’s likely to get retweeted, liked, and commented on.
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May 20, 2015
Before viral was viral, the Late Show was creating moments to watch. Over the last few weeks, Dave and Co. have packed the last episodes with visits from favorite guests and friends.
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May 18, 2015
80% of success is just showing up. But is participating in something through social media really showing up?
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