Anatomy of a viral video

How does something uploaded onto YouTube turn into a sensation?

Travel blogger Joel Oleson can tell you.

He shot and posted online this quirky little video about a baby penguin encountering a person for the first time.  Take a look:

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Then he started noticing it was getting more interest than usual.  Traffic began going a little nuts.  And the fun began. He got emails and inquiries from places like CBS and Yahoo.  Read his whole story here. It’s an interesting dissection of a uniquely modern media phenomenon.

  • Notgiven

    Awwwww! Sweet! Thanks for sharing.

  • naturgesetz

    What the dickens?!?!?!

    It’s hard to imagine a more inane animal/human video than this.


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