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Featuring MeFi's own MetaFilter

The American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress has announced the creation of the library's Web Cultures Web Archive Collection. Archived sites of note run the gamut from Urban Dictionary to ¡Cuánto cabrón! to creepypasta to MeFi's own Metafilter. [h/t]
posted by Room 641-A on Jul 5, 2017 - 44 comments

A video like that, you don't fake it all at once

Little pig at a petting zoo rescues baby goat. Suspicion: "This is setting off all my bullshit alarms. Seems an awful lot like a trained pig performing a trick." Rebuttal: "Is a petting zoo going to purposly strand a goat in water every day, and then train a pig to go rescue it, and not advertise? ... The whole idea of contriving small animals to be in peril and rescue themselves as a spectacle seems too complicated and beyond the expertise of a run of the mill petting zoo. This is a petting zoo you'd find in a Chuck Palahniuk novel, is what I'm saying." Reality: Not a Chuck Palahniuk novel. A Nathan Fielder series on Comedy Central. [more inside]
posted by maudlin on Feb 27, 2013 - 46 comments

cortex made a meme

Folk music, viral weirdness, and the Ballad of Steven Slater. Josh Millard, known to all and sundry here as cortex, analyses how The Ballad of Steven Slater written by Max Sparber, a.k.a. Astro Zombie, which cortex set to music and performed, went viral. How viral? Wolf Blitzer viral.
posted by Kattullus on Aug 11, 2010 - 124 comments

Rapid Transit Fisticuffs?

What happened to the thread about the fight on the Oakland bus Monday? [more inside]
posted by gallois on Feb 17, 2010 - 80 comments

Hit Me, Hit Me, HIT ME with Your Viral Stick!

I Wanna Take A Ride On Your Media Stick! [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Dec 9, 2009 - 2 comments

Bleh.

Yeah, we fell for it. Here's to less viral videos in the future!
posted by Citizen Premier on Jul 9, 2008 - 5 comments

Meh.

Perhaps this does not belong on the front page. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jun 3, 2008 - 50 comments

Cthulhu Blue

I smell a shitty viral campaign!
posted by adamgreenfield on Jul 11, 2007 - 54 comments

Viral Marketing on Metafilter

Viral marketing video as front page post, up long enough that it doesn't seem like it's going to be deleted. Slippery slope, blah blah. What say you?
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on May 10, 2007 - 113 comments

Sneaky viral ads

OK gang, how many times are we gonna let MetaFilter be made a tool for marketing Hollywood product?
posted by NortonDC on May 21, 2006 - 57 comments

double post


double post.
posted by brevator on Jan 28, 2005 - 17 comments

What should we do about self-marketers who could enventually plant links on mefi?

yesterday, on./ was reading an interesting discussion about a product when someone accused the poster of Viral Marketing, in effect really trying to grab publicity off of ./ while they're covertly under contract to the company they are posting about.
Today, in a very useful MeFi discussion, someone raised the Same Suspicion.

Whether Octavius is correct or not, I think there's no reason to doubt that firms are cropping up to harness communities and blogs to plant publicity on the net. On its face, it would likely be far more effective advertising than a pop up or TV commercial... Once the corporate heavyweights catch on, it could get quite excessive and sneaky.

But it could seriously undermine a community since to some extent, we'll all start scrutinizing the motives of any given post and poster.

Could well be the beginning of the end (or at least the end of the beginning) of the innocence for MeFi etal... Any ideas on how to contend with this?

posted by BentPenguin on Sep 6, 2002 - 39 comments

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