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8 Sweet Social Media Reactions to the Royal Baby News

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The newest heir to the throne — a boy — came into the world today at at 4:24 p.m. weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Although his parents have yet to announce his name, the son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was a trending topic on Twitter today and inspired a great deal of fan art on Tumblr and Pinterest as well. On Facebook, there were more than one million global mentions of the royal birth. Here are a few of our favorite memes.

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How ‘Gangnam Style’ and ‘Harlem Shake’ Became Global Memes [Infographic]

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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.

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YouTube Viral Video Sensations: Where Are They Now? [Infographic]

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Anything can happen when a video goes viral on YouTube. Just ask comedian Lucas Cruikshank, whose 2008 debut of his Fred Figglehorn character on the video-sharing site helped launch his television career. But just like the one-hit wonders on the radio, some video stars disappear as quickly as they came. What ever happened to teen pop star Rebecca Black, whose catchy song, “Friday,” prompted just as much ridicule as it did praise? See how these and other YouTubers have fared over time in this infographic by VIXY.net.

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