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What makes a video go viral?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by duzkerotzki, Apr 10, 2011.

  1. duzkerotzki

    duzkerotzki Regular Member

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    Hey guys,
    i am a musician and i've been watching a pretty interesting phenomenon. There's a german rapper called money boy. He is really weak, but somehow he became fockin famous (about 18 million views in total) and his video was also shared at 50 cents website etc.

    HE IS WEAK. Thats a fact.The question is - why did the video go viral? I think it was planned as he studied something in regard to media communication, but im not sure.

    Here you can see him : He's hilarious

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCfm-vWuQRk
     
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  2. Abstroose

    Abstroose Elite Member

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    Wow, are you sure he didn't go viral because he's so bad?
     
  3. Adam Rock

    Adam Rock Senior Member

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    no offense, but are you retarted?

    you are asking why it went viral then you say "Here you can see him : He's hilarious"

    you answered your own question.
     
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    wowhaxor Executive VIP Premium Member

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    Couldn't be from people posting it up on forums saying how funny he is...
     
  5. dillfly2000

    dillfly2000 Junior Member

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    people like watching people make fools of themselves.
     
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  6. hanuta

    hanuta Junior Member

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    maybe someone embbed the video on music forums and the members are talking how funny and bad he is.
     
  7. matsta

    matsta Power Member

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    Basically 99% of the viral videos originate from either ***** or Reddit. If you get popular on those 2 sites, there's a pretty high chance you will go viral.

    I remember like a month ago that world's fastest rapper posted that video on Reddit. I saw it when it only had like 100 views (was posted a few hours after it was uploaded). And then within a week it had over a million views.
     
  8. allblueskys

    allblueskys Junior Member

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    Because its professionlly edited and different. I know someone that made a video last year over a popular JayZ song that got over 500K hits the first day. They were featured on local news channels by the end of that day and asked to perform in local clubs.

    Look at all the remakes of the Andy Sandberg "Im on a boat" - You can find a very pro video that went viral called "I'm on a float". They made so many parodys of this song and lots of em went viral.

    I think uniqueness and good editing is key. Has to be entertaining too!
     
  9. ghostofdeath

    ghostofdeath Newbie

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    nice video, you show it to my friends!
    (answering your question)
     
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    acotut Elite Member

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    Became viral because he was hilarious and the link got spreaded trough the whole world I guess,for that reason.
     
  11. raydaniels

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    I've seen this video posted on a hip hop forum. It went viral because the rapping sucks badly and he said the "n" word which people find hilarious.
     
  12. mytocents

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    It is easy to get a vid to go viral just add lots of backlinks slowly (100 an hour). Dont drop all the links at one time this will cause the vid to go south.
     
  13. EmpireQuality

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    simple answer = he is a clown, thats why he went viral

    people like to watch baboons because they are "funny"

    buffoons keep the masses entertained while the big boys are taking care of the business.

    case closed.
     
  14. bertbaby

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    Defintely a Vote for the Worst Candidate, which is a site dedicated to voting for the worst singer on American Idol just to !%&* with the AI producers.

    As to our friend Money Boy he blows chunks!
     
  15. kennyhoc3

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    And they go viral for posts like this, "hey check this tard out" then the 200+ ppl a day checking out the thread all watch the video....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA7JnMmVbGQ

    this chick was on ellen today! she went viral super quick as well! because she is a badass rapper lol
     
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  16. CEPI

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    ehhh, lets face it i'd rather look at her t*ts than lil wayne's face
     
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    Ugh! Is her fifteen minutes up yet?
     
  18. kennyhoc3

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    No kidding

    Lmao she needs to do more videos like this!
     
  19. Mr Ex

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    9,844,486 views and 84,973 dislike. That should answer your question. Couldn't stand it for 30 seconds. His performance is awful.
     
  20. efwebs

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    Yeah but you still watched it