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A Timothy Leary for the Viral Video Age - The Atlantic
"Meet Jason Silva, the fast-talking, media-savvy "performance philosopher" who wants you to love the ecstatic future of your mind."
interview  performance  philosophy  video  viral  culture 
august 2014 by tsuomela
How the TED Conference Started An Intellectual Movement -- New York Magazine
"Smart talk has never been such a valuable commodity. It’s spawned conferences like TED, Davos, and now a slew of upstart competitors. It has made the eighteen‑minute TED lecture a viral online phenomenon. But are we running out of things to say?"
conference  elitism  status  speaking  public  online  viral  from delicious
march 2012 by tsuomela
How Josef Oehmen's advice on Fukushima went viral - opinion - 21 March 2011 - New Scientist
"On 13 March, an essay entitled "Why I am not worried about Japan's nuclear reactors" appeared on a new and unknown blog. Within hours the post had gone viral – a testament to the power of hyperlinking and social media."
information  diffusion  rumor  country(Japan)  nuclear  energy  risk  disaster  crisis  viral 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Rick Bookstaber: Viral!
The greatest concern lies in information going viral that is inconsequential. For those in the market who are on top of the news and its implications, the question no longer is simply one of when others will finally get around to looking at the information and see that it is important. It is also a question of whether something irrelevant will catch the fancy of the cloud. Look at Sarah Palin and see the logical end to the inane You Tube videos that capture the imagination of the nation, or the ranks of the “famous for being nothing” reality show celebrities that Palin has elected to join.

The new, viral world means more surprises and more volatility; and not because of market shocks precipitated by content, but because of the randomness in what might happen to catch on and reverberate through the internet.
viral  information  information-cascade  internet  rumor  diffusion 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Internet Meme Database | Know Your Meme
Know Your Meme: Documenting Internet phenomena: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, web celebs and more.
internet  culture  memes  viral  video 
july 2010 by tsuomela
Magma
tracks popular videos from many different sites.
video  aggregator  popular  viral  tracking  trend 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Tracing information flow on a global scale using Internet chain-letter data — PNAS
Although information, news, and opinions continuously circulate in the worldwide social network, the actual mechanics of how any single piece of information spreads on a global scale have been a mystery. Here, we trace such information-spreading processes at a person-by-person level using methods to reconstruct the propagation of massively circulated Internet chain letters. We find that rather than fanning out widely, reaching many people in very few steps according to “small-world” principles, the progress of these chain letters proceeds in a narrow but very deep tree-like pattern, continuing for several hundred steps. This suggests a new and more complex picture for the spread of information through a social network. We describe a probabilistic model based on network clustering and asynchronous response times that produces trees with this characteristic structure on social-network data.
information-cascade  information-science  information  communication  email  dissemination  viral  networks  network-analysis  ideas  rumor  internet  circulation  epidemics  diffusion  research  paper  probability  model  social-networks 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Chain letters reveal surprising circulation patterns
Contrary to predictions that large-scale information spreads exponentially, like an explosive epidemic, the researchers found that the letter did not reach a large number of individuals in a few steps. Rather, it took hundreds of steps of people forwarding the e-mail on to reach the 20,000 who signed the found copies.
information-cascade  information-science  information  communication  email  dissemination  viral  networks  network-analysis  ideas  rumor  internet  circulation  epidemics  diffusion 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Salon.com Books | How to go viral
Bill Wasik is an Internet instigator... Wasik is best known as the creator of flash mobs... he's analyzed how and why some stories became cultural phenomenons and others languish in the nursing home of online oblivion.

Now, in his new book "And Then There's This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture", Wasik sets out to explain what he's learned from all his Web mischievousness and also what our increasing addiction to the Internet indicates about us as a society. We now have more information at our fingertips than ever before, but Wasik suggests we find it hard to focus on issues that really matter because we're so consumed with myopic, ephemeral things.
internet  online  culture  flash-mobs  viral  metaphor  popular 
july 2009 by tsuomela

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