To explain or describe the Harlem Shake meme is beyond the scope of this post.
(But sidebar: I’m enjoying it way more than Gangnam Style, in terms of having patience/interest in seeing every cubicle’s interpretation. Constraints = creativity, because #art.)
Anyway, thought I’d share this great graphic from YouTube’s Trends blog.
via YouTube Trends:
One of the unique directions the trend took rather early was spawned by the staff of Maker Studios, who created what’s currently the currently most-viewed version from their office. While it could have just remained a college-kid fad, Maker’s version helped signal that the trend was something any organization or office could be a part of…
something anybody can be a part of. That, my friend, is the difference between something that’s just viral, and something that’s a meme.