This is a set of set of student projects for my SI124 – Network Thinking (www.si124.com) course this semester. We have a project in the course where students can create a video with the goal of maximizing their views. Everyone studied the book Viral Loop by Adam L. Penenberg as part of the project. They have to write a paper at the end of the semester summarizing what they tried to do and what happened, what went right and what went wrong.
To be fair, you might want to view them all at least for 30 seconds or so and then decide if any of them are interesting enough to forward to folks you know. Viral is not so much about initial views but instead is about the likelihood of forwarding after viewing and that is what we are studying in these projects. If you look at all of them you will see an wide diversity of approaches in the attempt to go viral.
Feel free to comment directly on the videos in YouTube if you want to communicate with the video makers. They would love to hear from you.
Sliding Dry Ice
Drunk Sorority Girl Plays with Hummus
Do Nice Guys Finish Last?
Sh*t Babies Do
It’s Cool, I’m in a Frat
Sh*t People Say to Cops