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What does "gone viral" mean?

I'm reading an article and it says a video clip has already gone viral -what does this mean?
Reply 1
Was it in the guardian yesterday? About Sacha Baron Cohen and Eminem? It means when an image gains popularity on the internet and goes on youtube etc and spreads worldwide in this manner, typical viral would be rickrolling
Reply 2
Basically that it's spreading really quickly. It's becoming popular. People are e-mailing it to each other, etc.. etc..
Reply 3
People are passing it round, like a virus :eek3:
It means spread via non-traditional means, such as through emails/IM or on forums, as if it were a virus

Traditional means would be if it was featured on television, the front page of a website, in the newspapers...
Reply 5
Original post by Epitomessence
I'm reading an article and it says a video clip has already gone viral -what does this mean?


It means that your video has contracted herpes or warts :frown:

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