PSU Harlem Shake

Today, at around the same time our class starts, the Harlem Shake should be hitting the Penn State campus on a large scale.  Today a large group of people will be meeting on the Old Main lawn to create the first Penn State Harlem Shake to occur with a large group.  What’s unique about the whole Harlem Shake phenomenon, is the fact that the original video in which the song debut, was uploaded to youtube over a year ago.  So why is it just the Harlem Shake just taking off now? This seems to happen all of the time, someone will upload a video, and for a year or so, it will sit there and barley get any view.  The video doesn’t go viral until someone spreads it, and thanks to social media this happens very quickly.

Here is a link to the original song.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk1_DbbzSdY

And here is the video that made the song go viral.    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hpEnLtqUDg

1 thought on “PSU Harlem Shake

  1. Jay Shah

    I also think its funny that something that was posted a year ago is gaining in popularity now. But I’ve seen videos posted in the original youtube days that gain popularity now so it’s not unheard of, and you probably know that.

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