In attempting to create content that will go viral, many try hard to incorporate popular Internet memes hoping that the right catch phrase, reference, or format will be the magic bullet. Most often, it’s not about the form that the meme takes, but the relatable common experiences that it conveys.
Empathy - the ability to relate to another’s feelings and emotions - has been the subject of my viral research in recent weeks. I presented my findings internally. To my delight, Jonah Peretti and Jon Steinberg asked that I share my findings on the site with all of you.
- Nope, President Donald Trump will not release his tax returns after an IRS audit, the White House says, despite pledging to do so.
- President Donald Trump has commented on yesterday's massive Women's Marches asking, "why didn't these people vote?"
- Kellyanne Conway says White House press sec. Sean Spicer didn't lie about crowd size at Trump's inauguration. He gave "alternative facts."
- Aziz Ansari has made history as the first South Asian to host 'SNL.' In his monologue, he called Trump "the Chris Brown of politics."