Viral = relating to or involving an image, video or meme circulated rapidly and widely from one Internet user to another
Elsewhere on the Web
Jigsaw puzzles – Boing Boing
Viral Culture… Before The Internet
History of the first viral video
What it’s like to go viral – Boing Boing
How many views are needed in YouTube to go viral?
Going viral has more to do with the receptivity of the audience than the people doing the sharing, tagging and endorsing.
– Duncan Watts, A Scientific View of Why Ideas Go Viral
Eagle and Kid
Film students get an assignment: “Create a YouTube hoax video that gets 100,000 views. They got nearly 42 million.”