Description: There’s no formula for viral fame. So say new media experts. But maybe there are some fundamental properties that all things viral share. So include those commonalities in your next idea and at least you’ve got an advantage. After all, publishers and TV network presidents have long known which “types” of stories capture the largest audience. So some notions, like the idea that “if it bleeds it leads,” have been used in journalism long before the digital age.
Date: May 17, 2013
Questions for Discussions:
- What does the article have to say about the shared characteristics of things that go viral?
- What are the lessons for marketing managers?
- Which factor would affect you the most?