Feb 14, 2013
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Death of a meme: Facebook and Google do the Harlem Shake
If you’ve been browsing YouTube over the past couple of weeks you’ve probably noticed a new 30 second meme emerging. Described as the Harlem Shake, participants use Baauer’s dance track to create a short video that starts with a lone dancer which then drops to a group of everyone going crazy. Like all virals, it’s a bizarre trend that’s starting to capture the imagination of the world, amassing 12,000 videos since the start of the month. Google and Facebook employees are the latest to participate. 

Death of a meme: Facebook and Google do the Harlem Shake

If you’ve been browsing YouTube over the past couple of weeks you’ve probably noticed a new 30 second meme emerging. Described as the Harlem Shake, participants use Baauer’s dance track to create a short video that starts with a lone dancer which then drops to a group of everyone going crazy. Like all virals, it’s a bizarre trend that’s starting to capture the imagination of the world, amassing 12,000 videos since the start of the month. Google and Facebook employees are the latest to participate. 

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