Two dance crazes swept the internet in the last year: Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” a highly polished music video with an international flavor; and “The Harlem Shake,” a low-budget nerd-fest that had nothing to do with the titular neighborhood, but was fun to watch. Both were insanely popular and parodied many times over. This infographic from UK-based agency Face compares the two memes and shows how the videos spread over social media.
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.
If you’re not sick of death of the Harlem Shake yet, here’s a bit of fun news that will make your day. Over the past few days, people searching for Harlem Shake videos on YouTube have been stumbling across a fun little Easter Egg—when you search YouTube for ‘do the harlem shake’, the video site will get its Harlem Shake on, in the same fashion that when you search Google for ‘do a barrel roll’ the search engine responds in kind.
Groupon to Replace CEO Andrew Mason (SocialTimes)
Andrew Mason will no longer be the chief executive of Groupon, the company announced on Thursday. Stock in the daily deals business had fallen more than 20 percent after the company’s fourth-quarter earnings failed to meet analysts’ expectations, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The Colorado College ultimate frisbee team filmed a Harlem Shake video in mid-air during Frontier Airlines Flight 157, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.
In response to the video meme that took YouTube by storm, Schlepp Films, the maker of the YouTube video, “Harlem Reacts to Harlem Shake Videos,” has created a new video series to educate the public about the real Harlem Shake.
Happy Friday, ladies and gents! The weekend is just around the corner and, as we do every Friday, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most popular, funniest videos of the week. This week our Friday Morning Laughs roundup includes the community of Harlem reacting to The Harlem Shake, Jimmy Kimmel’s Valentine’s YouTube challenge, an adorable father-daughter duet, the best bus stop ever and more. Enjoy!
YouTube has partnered with Billboard and Nielsen to add a new element to their “Hot” charts. Now the Hot 100 List, Hot Country Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, R&B Songs, Rap Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Rock Songs and Dance/Electronic Songs lists are going to be factoring in YouTube streaming data when assessing the popularity of an artist, album or song.
Okay, this is starting to get ridiculous. Everyone is doing the Harlem Shake, from office workers to armies and even T-Pain, and today the first website jumped on the Harlem Shake bandwagon. That’s right! It’s a website doing the Harlem Shake! What does that even mean?! Read on to find out!
The Harlem Shake—the ridiculous meme in which people go crazy, dancing awkwardly to the first thirty seconds the song by the same title, is still going strong. Yesterday the song’s producer, Harry Rodrigues AKA Baauer, chimed in on the trend in a Reddit AMA, in which he answered questions about what the viral spread of the Harlem Shake has been like and revealed which parodies he likes best.