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Kissing YouTube video goes viral (oh, no, it's an ad)

A video showing many pairs of strangers kissing for the first time fascinates millions -- 25 million, in fact. If only they knew the clip was flogging fashion.

By Mar. 12, 2014

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Viral genius Rebecca Black back with, um, 'Saturday'

The much-maligned 14-year-old returns with a new song and video. Will it make her even more virally famous? Well, it's already garnered more than 3 million YouTube views.

By Dec. 8, 2013

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If there's one Sochi video that deserves to go viral, it's this one

Watching the Russian Interior Ministry Police Choir sing Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" at the opening ceremony is an exalted experience. Sadly, NBC and music rights holders are steadily removing copies from YouTube.

By Feb. 8, 2014

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Esurance Twitter contest goes viral but ties company to offensive tweets

In a post-Super Bowl campaign, the insurance company said it would give $1.5 million to someone who used its hashtag. Any tweet could be eligible. And then came the garbage.

By Feb. 3, 2014

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Facebook hashtags said to have zero viral impact

While Twitter hashtags help drive exposure on the social network, new data shows that Facebook hashtags have the opposite effect.

By Sep. 3, 2013

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The business of viral videos

We've all seen the video clips of Psy riding his pretend pony and of the happy wedding party dancing down the aisle. When it comes to online videos that get passed around like hot gossip, it's hard to know the winning formula for what will be successful. CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains how some people have made big money from clips like these

By Jan. 31, 2013

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How do you make a PSA go viral? You blow up some kids

An extraordinary Australian PSA, intended to encourage kids to stay in school, uses shock tactics perhaps never seen before.

By Jan. 30, 2014

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Video of angry woman using 'telekinetic' powers goes viral

The promotion for the remake of "Carrie" shows a woman freaking out a cafe full of New Yorkers when she appears to have a fit and slams a man against a wall with nothing but mental powers.

By Oct. 8, 2013

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'Neda' four years later and other viral moments

In the last four years, there has been no shortage of extraordinary moments that captured people's attention.

By Jun. 14, 2013

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Viral images and the power of an icon: 2009-2013 (pictures)

As Iran votes for a new president, it's also the anniversary of the last moments of an Iranian music student killed during a protest there. Video of her death went viral. And as the Internet has grown since, our global village has gotten that much smaller.

19 Images By Jun. 14, 2013