Damn, hackers! Damn, trolls! Damn, the price of viral Internet fame!
Angel Le and his six-year-old son Brandon were visiting a memorial in Paris when a reporter for Le Petit Journal stopped to ask a few questions. The resulting clip was shared more than 11 million times on Facebook, generated a tearful stream of tweets, and millions of views from around the world.
In 2003, a rudimentary Flash animation called “The End of the World” appeared on eBaum’s World. It spread like a virus in the pre-smartphone, pre-YouTube era. Ever wonder what happened to the teen who made it?
This fall, America is going to send a manned mission to Mars, and it’s not going to go well. But before all that, any astronauts slated to take this trip would obviously undergo lots of tests—one of which might be an extended period in isolation. And that’s the subject of the latest viral video for The Martian.
With the buzz swirling around the start of Comic-Con, it’s easy to forget Marvel Studios has their next big movie coming out just next week: Ant-Man. To help you remember, a viral video has come online setting up the new film and linking to the following one.
Having done such a great job with the viral marketing leading up to X-Men: Days of Future Past, it appears Fox is continuing the job in advance of DoFP's DVD and Blu-ray release with this mysterious video. But why are they bothering?
For YouTube's comedy week, Dane Boe created this music video 'We Didn't Star the Viral' (riffing off Billy Joel's We Didn't Star the Fire) that recaps pretty much all the viral videos that became infamous on YouTube over the last 8 years. You know the usual suspects: Keyboard cat, Star Wars kid, evolution of dance,…
If you want to get a quick handle on what videos went viral this year, Videogum has put together their 5th annual montage of the best viral videos of the year. There are over 80 videos spliced together, from Ashton Kutcher's dumb dating commercial to Zooey Deschanel's silly (but so adorbz!, ha) iPhone commercial to …
What do you do during a time of looming military budget cuts, war drawdown, and the ascension of robotic warfare? Make stupid viral video meme parodies, of course. Your. Tax. Dollars. At. Work.
Kony 2012 was unleashed on the internet just six days ago, and it has already been viewed more than 100 million times. By some accounts that makes it the most rapidly spreading video ever, beating out the likes of Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Rebecca Black, Beyoncé, and Miley Cyrus.
I don't want to spoil any part of this video for you, other than to say this: think of everything incredible that your imagination could stuff into a metropolis in three and a half minutes. Most of it's here.
Who has time to watch a whole viral video anymore? Between Tweeting, drinking Mountain Dew, and doing backflips, our attention spans are shorter than ever. So UGO curated 50 of the best viral videos under a half minute long. Enjoy:
Classical artworks might seem boring, but applying the 3D treatment reveals some highly comical surprises behind the frame. Give it some time—the good stuff starts about 30 seconds in.
I love fake ads from the future: like the satirical spots from Robocop and Total Recall, or the Veridian Dynamics openers in Better Off Ted. These ads for "Eyefinity" gaming implants aren't as clever, but they're still a fun watch:
This fun video personifies the prowl for Wi-Fi. You could pay the password-pimp for a fast connection, but what about that loose hotspot? Jumping on free Wi-Fi is easy, but only while it lasts, and you gotta watch for viruses:
Anyone who's ever crawled along at a snail's pace on a freeway should relate to this guy hilariously busting out his iPhone, firing up the iGun app, and totally losing his shit. Is it real or a viral? You decide:
Maybe I'm a cynic, but this seems like the laziest stab at making a "viral" video yet. Samsung wants to promote their new Jet phone, so they pretended they pulled a crazy stunt in London.