Basics of a Viral Video

I’m sure you have either clicked on this link because you wanted to find a one box fits all solution or you thought there is no way this person has found the answer. So you want your video to go viral? Read on.

There are many tactics to help encourage a viral video but it really isn’t a sure bet thing to have a video “go viral”. In early 2012 every minute there are over 48 hour of video that is uploaded to Youtube and of those videos there is a tiny percentage of videos that have over 1MM views. So what makes a video go viral? Well, listen to the current Manager of Youtube Trends Kevin Allocca who explains in 3 simple steps on where to get started.

Though this video is almost 1 year old now, the principles are still the same. So next time someone asks you how to get their video to go viral. Tell them to check out this video below:

Epic Video of Curiosity Landing on Mars

We have Landed on Mars!

Well at least a rover named Curiosity has landed on Mars earlier today August 6, 2012. Many people are placing this up there with the landing of the first man on the moon. With all of the coverage of the 2012 Olympics in London, the American Presidential Election, the new Total Recall movie currently out, and other terrestrial news, it seems like we weren’t all glued to our TV sets to watch this epic moment. Well, at least now we can watch a slick production of the exuberance on those that were part of it. Now if only we had the technology to beam back video via Curiosity. Indeed it is.

Though I know this video will be seen throughout many online channels, I wanted to document this historical video here on my blog to give it some personal significance. I love it when we as humans can accomplish great things!

How impactful was this landing on Mars for you?