The internet produces awesome yet strange trends and this week’s fad is one of my favorites to date. The Harlem Shake (if you don’t know what this is, please click here to be sucked into endless amounts of YouTube amusement) has been making the rounds on both social and traditional media, yet no one can really figure out what started it. A local PR firms in Boston had a great blog post today that asked the question “Why is this a thing?” (they also performed their own hilarious version!). It made me think about viral videos in a way I never had before. What compels people to create their own version and share? What makes something an internet phenomenon? It’s an interesting question to ponder while you enjoy a few of my favorite versions below:
Even journalists are doing it!