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This Is How To Make Anything Go Viral

Jamie Wareham | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

If anyone is able to calculate the exact formulae for how to make content go viral - they'd probably be the most valuable person on the internet.

Fake News: How My Fictional Coffee Shop Fooled The World

Patric Morgan | Posted 01.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Patric Morgan

You see, the rise of so-called 'fake news' isn't something new. People have been doing it for years. And even though my story is fake, it doesn't set out to deliberately deceive people. However, the amount of emails I get every week (usually from the US) asking where the shop is located is ridiculous.

Life Before The Viral Video

Jo Atrill | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Atrill

We married this year and Martin built a harness out of various bits of seatbelt and parachutes just so that I could have a first dance with my son on my wedding day to a song I sang to him as a bump - Coldplay's 'Yellow'. I didn't think I'd get married again, let alone dance with my beautiful yet hefty son.

Mum Who Spoofed Pregnant Giraffe In Viral Video Has Given Birth

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Parents

A mum whose story went viral after spoofing April the giraffe’s baby-watch video, has given birth to a son. Erin Dietrich, who decided to create a h...

Toddler's Bottle Flip Shows She Has Way More Skills Than We'll Ever Have

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Parents

The good news, this toddler totally smashes the bottle flip. The bad news, she’s already way ahead of us in life. In the words of one of the commen...

Man Trampled To Death By Horse At Teen's 'Viral' Birthday Party Attended By Thousands

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A man has been trampled to death by a horse at a 15th birthday party that hit the headlines earlier this month after the invitation went viral. More ...

When Awareness Makes Us Less Aware

Danielle Duggins | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK Parents
Danielle Duggins

My four-year-old son is screaming. The noise is relentless, high-pitched - almost painful. It reverberates in my chest and sets every nerve on edge. He has been screaming for half an hour. He can barely keep it up but there is no way for him to stop. It is visceral.

Is It Possible To Predict What Will Get The World Talking?

Rebekah Mackay Miller | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK
Rebekah Mackay Miller

It's a familiar sight now. Crowds of people - of all ages - glued to their phones on an unremarkable street corner in search of, you got it, a virtual animal. Few could have predicted the success of the latest craze to hit the UK. Or could they?

Mapping The Online World

Russell Haworth | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

The internet lets us seek and share information, across borders and across vast distances, with unprecedented speed and ease. At the end of 2015, there were an estimated 3.2 billion internet users worldwide, up from 400 million in 2000.

Campaign To Find A Widow's Lost Suitcase Is Facebook At Its Very Best

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK

A campaign to help a woman retrieve a suitcase filled with keepsakes of her late husband has been shared by hundreds of thousands of people. Jo's h...

One Year Later, It's Happened Again: What Colour Is This Jacket?

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK

One year to the day the world was enthralled in debate about the colour of The Dress, a new item of clothing is puzzling people online. An adidas j...

This Student Loan Repayment Song Is 'The Most Relatable Song Ever'

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A music video in celebration of repaying student loans has been described as the 'most relatable song ever' after being shared millions of times acros...

'Heartless' Man Filmed Throwing Homeless Person's Only Belongings Away

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.02.2016 | UK

Footage of a 'vile' man dumping a homeless person's belongings across a busy city centre street has emerged in Manchester. Stunned witnesses filme...

China Has Had Yet Another Escalator Incident

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

Dozens of people crashed to a fall after an escalator suddenly began to move in reverse, in Ningbo, China. CCTV footage captures the moment that t...

Truck Driver Beaten Up By Angry Onlooker In Random Road Rage Attack

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Shocking video footage has emerged showing a truck driver being pounded by an angry onlooker after the pair had a traffic dispute in southeast London....

Hairy Panic Devastates Small Australian Town With Weed Menace

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Roof high hairy panic is sweeping through homes and paddocks in a small Australian town, leaving behind it a trail of devastation. Clogging up pip...

Monster From The Deep Washes Up In Australia.. But Is It Real?

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

Australia is well-known for its deadly and strange-looking creatures, but a picture of the carcass of a prehistoric-looking creature on the shores of ...

This Is The Most Satisfying Video In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 14.02.2016 | UK

A YouTube compilation that has been viewed more than two million times claims to be the most satisfying video in the world. Nice Using 31 clips,...

Dancing Bin Men Who Photobombed Google Street View Win Unusual Praise

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK

A pair of bin men who danced in front of a Google Street View car have won unlikely praise from their boss, who said the duo's actions "remind us they...

There's Salmon Fishy About This Vlogger's Face-Slap Video

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

A travel vlogger appears to have been caught in the right plaice at the right time after filming during the wrath of Storm Gertrude. You'll never g...

Aussie Men Accidentally Foil Robbery, Give THE Most Australian Interview Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK

Two men who accidentally foiled a robbery have spoken out about their heroic act in the most Australian way possible, leaving three television anchors...

Women In Germany Are Handing Out Flowers To Refugees

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.01.2016 | UK

German women are handing flowers to refugees across the country to protest against violence, in light of the Cologne New Year’s Day attacks. The ...

Video Captures Shocking Moment Man Is Strapped To Bonnet Of 'Getaway' Car

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK

Extraordinary video footage has revealed the moment that suspected bank robbers kidnapped a man and strapped him to the bonnet of their getaway car. ...

Elderly Busker Takes Stormzy Rap To Whole New Level

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK

An elderly man is causing a social media storm after rapping to British grime artist 'Stormzy' in the busy shopping quarter of Carnaby Street, London....

Restaurant Workers Go Nuts After They Win £622m - Only There's One Devastating Catch

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

This is the jubilant moment a group of restaurant employees jump for joy after believing they've won a major $900m (£622m) lotto win. Staff at Gr...