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YouTube Search On Google Trends Proves Gangnam Style Really Is Dying

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Psy? Who’s that? Almost as quickly as the K-Pop star rose to fame, it seems that the world has forgotten all about Psy and his massive YouTube hit, Gangnam Style. Although the video currently stands at almost 1.5 billion views on YouTube, the song is no longer heard on the radio, at parties, or in parodies and new YouTube integration in Google Trends reveals that Gangnam Style really is dying. That’s news that certainly doesn’t call for an “Oppa!”

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Gangnam Style & The Harlem Shake Face Off On Twitter [Infographic]

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Over the past month, The Harlem Shake has taken YouTube by storm, casting Gangnam Style—the viral video that ruled the Interwebz for the second half of 2012—aside. But how does The Harlem Shake really stack up against Psy’s viral hit? An awesome infographic from the content marketing strategists at Ghergich.com pins these two viral phenomenons against each other in a Twitter showdown.

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The Harlem Shake Takes YouTube By Storm

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Gangnam Style? What’s that? The world seems to have forgotten all about Psy as a new trend has taken YouTube by storm—The Harlem Shake. This new 30-second dance meme consists of one person in a group, generally in a mask, awkwardly dancing to “Harlem Shake” by Baauer. About 15 seconds in, when the song goes “Do the Harlem Shake,” everyone else joins in, frantically dancing the “Harlem Shake”, a dance popularized in 1981.

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YouTube Advertisers Spent 50 Percent More In 2012

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Yesterday during Google’s fourth-quarter earnings call, Nikesh Arora, Google’s Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer, revealed that 2012 was a massively successful year for YouTube on multiple fronts. Not only did viewers begin watching 4 billion hours of video a month, but Arora reported that “our top 25 advertisers are now spending average of over $150 million per year.”

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Gangnam Style Hits 1 Billion Views, World Doesn’t End

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Well folks, it’s finally happened! After 160 days on YouTube, Gangnam Style has become the first video to hit 1 billion YouTube views. And despite rumors that Psy’s viral hit crossing the billion view threshold would fulfill Nostradamus’ end of the world prophecy and trigger a cataclysmic event leading to the ultimate demise of the human race, it looks like we’re all still standing.

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Does Gangnam Style Fulfill Nostradamus’ End Of World Prophecy? [Video]

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With over 990 million views, it’s looking more and more likely that Psy’s Gangnam Style is going to hit 1 billion views tomorrow, December 21, 2012, a day that many also believe to be the end of the world. While anticipation for Psy’s 1 billion views has overcome end of the world fears for many, one YouTube video sheds new light on the issue and purports that, perhaps, Gangnam Style’s new YouTube record will actually be the catalyst that leads to the ultimate demise of the human race.

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Anticipation For Psy’s 1 Billion Overtakes End Of World Fears

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December 21, 2012—”the end of the world”—is less than 48 hours away. For decades people around the globe have looked forward to the fateful day with nervous anticipation. But over the past couple of months something has happened to change all that, at least for online video enthusiasts. The end of the world has fallen by the wayside as anticipation for a new YouTube milestone has come riding in on its invisible horse—Psy’s Gangnam style is going to hit 1 billion views any day now and that has become far more exciting for many than the end of days.

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