The Next Viral Sensation…Maybe…

If you work in marketing or advertising, you’ve certainly heard of something going “viral.” According to Wikipedia, “An object, even a non-material object, is considered to be viral when it has the ability to spread copies of itself.”

We’ve all heard of the latest viral phenomenon. Whether it’s Dove Evolution or Still Free, many people are searching for that next piece of content that captivates the Web 2.0 audience – even if it’s only for a minute or two.

But how do we know what the next “viral” video / story is before it hits the masses? Rather than wait for something to gain steam, a new site – Viral Video Chart – measures the hottest viral videos on a day to day basis. As videos get tagged and more talked about on the web, they are assigned higher values and move up the chart.

The site is categorize in a number of different ways – from top viral ads to Celebs, Games to Movies. Featured in the latest edition of the Wired blog, Viral Video Chart is a simple tool to help you find what people are interested in – right now.

The number one ad right now? Alicia Silverstone going naked for PETA.

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