What is “Viral”

True original thoughts that should be shared.

HarsH ReaLiTy

We all have a different definition of what viral is. I was watching television the other day and the reporter shared a story that had “gone viral” because it had 5,000 shares and 100,000 views. That’s viral to some people.

That isn’t the definition of viral to me. As I’ve said, this website has never gone “viral” by social media’s definition. I worked hard for every view here and the reason I have over 1,600,000 views is from that hard work, that grind. I also don’t have any posts or articles here that have gone viral, but I do have several posts that have been viewed over 100,000 times over the past three years and one that has 375,000 views. Is that viral to you? It isn’t to me and I’ll explain why.

Viral is when a post explodes across all media and becomes popular in a short amount of…

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