Going Viral (Phrase)
Updated: August 10, 2023
“Going Viral” has come to mean “getting a lot of views.”
Going viral originally meant that an idea or content is passed from person-to-person, like a virus.
Different types of going viral:
Algorithmically viral - where an idea is promoted by an algorithm and gets lots of views.
True viral - an idea is passed from person to person or shared on social media.
Media bandwagon viral - when an idea is spread via news sites
Studying viral stunts is like having your own laboratory to getting press.