Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Going Viral


Not a day goes by that I do not hear that something is 'going viral,' or 'has gone viral.'

What does it mean, to go viral?

Going viral means that you get a lot of attention on the Internet

Go Viral is a term in marketing in which we create a scenario which draws a lot of attention from users and they share it a lot. For example, as soon as the Bin Laden Died news came out, somebody created a page for it that went viral and got 15K likes within 2 hours.

Go Viral is a term taken from a virus which can spread from one location into another almost on its own. This is the best scenario in marketing because it is as if the thing has a life of its own and could spread like a wildfire.

Good God!

The American language... it do be changin'.


On this day, May 1 in 1931, President Herbert Hoover officially dedicated New York City's Empire State Building, pressing a button from the White House that turns on the building's lights. Hoover's gesture, of course, was symbolic; while the president remained in Washington, D.C., someone else flicked the switches in New York.

It seems that even back then, as now, one cannot always believe precisely what is said by, or about the actions of the U.S. President.



1. Mathematics
a. A closed curve bounding a plane area.
b. The length of such a boundary.
2. The outer limits of an area.
3. A fortified strip or boundary usually protecting a military position.

A perimeter is a path that surrounds a two-dimensional shape. The word comes from the Greek peri (around) and meter (measure). The term may be used either for the path or its length - it can be thought of as the length of the outline of a shape. The perimeter of a circle or ellipse is called its circumference.


Glenn Ford
(May 1, 1916 – August 30, 2006)
Glenn Ford was a Canadian-born American actor from Hollywood's Golden Era with a career that spanned seven decades. Despite his versatility, Ford was best known for playing ordinary men in unusual circumstances. Ford's film career flourished in the 1950s and 1960s and continued into the 1980s with many television roles. His major roles in thrillers, dramas and action films include A Stolen Life with Bette Davis, The Secret of Convict Lake with Gene Tierney, The Big Heat, Blackboard Jungle, Framed, Interrupted Melody with Eleanor Parker, Experiment in Terror with Lee Remick, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and westerns such as The Fastest Gun Alive, 3:10 to Yuma and Cimarron. Ford's versatility also allowed him to star in a number of popular comedies, such as The Teahouse of the August Moon, Don't Go Near the Water, The Gazebo, Cry for Happy and The Courtship of Eddie's Father.

Judith Marjorie "Judy" Collins
(born May 1, 1939)
Judy Collins is an American singer and songwriter known for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk, show tunes, pop, rock and roll and standards) and for her social activism.

Louis Nye
(May 1, 1913 – October 9, 2005)
Louis Nye was an American comedy actor. He made numerous appearances on The Jack Benny Program and The Jimmy Durante Show. He also appeared on The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom. He found fame with Steve Allen. As a regular on The Steve Allen Show, he took part in the weekly "Man on the Street" sketches, performing with Allen, Don Knotts, Dayton Allen, Tom Poston and Bill Dana.

Jack Harold Paar
(May 1, 1918 – January 27, 2004)
Jack Paar was an American author, radio and television comedian and talk show host, best known for his stint as host of The Tonight Show from 1957 to 1962. Time magazine's obituary noted that: "His fans would remember him as the fellow who split talk show history into two eras: Before Paar and Below Paar."


In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.
--Bill Cosby

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