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Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’

Professor explains wild airline rant: In-flight cigarette was ‘revolutionary’ act of ‘civil disobedience’

A Penn State professor was arrested over the weekend in a bizarre videotaped incident that went viral. Karen Halnon, who teaches sociology at the university’s Abington campus, was flying from Nicaragua to Miami when she lit up a cigarette and ranted about Venezuela and President Barack Obama. &#8220...

Senh: She's a sociology professor at Penn State. I wonder if she'll lose her job over it. She explained away her behavior through symbolism.


YouTube data now part of Billboard Hot 100 chart

Viral videos are hits on the Web, and now they can help propel a song to the top of the Billboard charts. Billboard has announced that U.S. YouTube data is now one of the factors when ranking Hot 100 songs and songs on its other charts.


Why ‘One Pound Fish’ is no ‘Gangnam Style’

One Pound Fish

With prince of invisible equestrian sports and YouTube page views (Psy), now semi-disgraced, the Internet has decided to anoint its next silly video star.


Mayor apologizes to woman punched by cop in Philadelphia. Officer involved likely to face firing.

Earlier in the day, Mayor Michael Nutter gave his first public remarks on the fallout from the now viral internet video of police Lt. Josey punching 39-year-old Aida Guzman of Chester last Sunday at a Puerto Rican community festival at 5th and Lehigh.


Farm parody of 'Sexy and I Know It' goes viral

I'm Farming and I Grow It

Kansas State University student Greg Peterson and some friends were unwinding at a drive-in restaurant when LMFAO's song "Sexy and I Know It" came on the radio. But as the chorus droned on, the 21-year-old found inspiration. He switched "sexy" to "farming" as he began rapping. Then he started coming up with lyrics. It would be fun, he thought, to do a video parody with his brothers when he returned home to the family farm in central Kansas.

Senh: "I'm Farming and I Grow It" This is awesome. My favorite bit is "I work-out SIDE!"


Justin Bieber Trained With Mike Tyson

Justin Bieber Trained with Mike Tyson

Just days before his scuffle with a photographer Sunday, Justin Bieber learned some boxing moves from heavyweight champ Mike Tyson himself. A video of Bieber getting a lesson from Tyson has gone viral on YouTube. Tyson also posted the photo above of him posing with the singer before they started training.


KONY Sequel Got 2% of the Traffic of Its Predecessor

More than a week after KONY 2012: Part II – Beyond Famous hit YouTube, the video, which was also created by Invisible Children, has racked up about 1.7 million views. That’s less than 2% of the traffic that KONY 2012 got in its first five days. Part II’s performance shows that the success of the initial video will be hard, if not impossible, to repeat.

Senh: I'm sure Jason Russell's public meltdown has a lot to do with the sequel's decreased views. People are probably confused as to whether or not to continue their support, which leads to less clicks on the "Like" button.


'Kony' Sequel Takes on Critics

Kony 2012 Part II

The much-anticipated sequel to viral documentary KONY 2012 was released on Thursday, with the charity behind it answering critics, touting its success and ratcheting up pressure on an internationally-wanted Ugandan warlord. "KONY 2012: Part II-Beyond Famous" clocks in at just under 20 minutes and delves deeper into the Lord's Resistance Army and its wave of violence across Central Africa under the command of guerrilla leader Joseph Kony. The first documentary on Kony by the nonprofit Invisible Children garnered more than 100 million views after being released on YouTube.


Sequel to 'Kony 2012' set for release Thursday

Joseph Kony

A sequel to the record-breaking viral video 'Kony 2012' has been rescheduled for release Thursday, the non-profit Invisible Children says.


What Happens to Kony 2012 After Jason Russell's Public Meltdown?

Jason Russell

I’m sure you heard of what happened to Jason Russell, the guy behind the ultra viral Kony 2012 video, over the weekend. He had an embarrassing mental breakdown due to physical and mental exhaustion (according to his wife) in San Diego and is now being held by the police for psychiatric reasons.


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