We live in an age of sharing. Things we didn’t share at all before, such as what we ate for lunch, now plaster every virtual wall on the Internet.
There isn’t anything inherently wrong with sharing. And, judging by the traffic to meme sites and funny YouTube videos and kitten-based “listicles,” people have a seemingly insatiable appetite for content, so why not keep spreading it around? But it’s not that simple.
To go viral, content requires substance: a certain quality to it that compels the reader or watcher to inform his circle of peers about it. If it’s a video of a fluffy kitten tumbling off a couch, consuming that media evokes a simple happiness, an emotion the watcher wants his friends to experience, too.
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