Virality: How Does It Work and Why Do We Share?

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We share things online every day — a cool DIY project, something that made us laugh, or a picture of a cute animal. We propel our ideas into the vast space known as the Internet, and become one tiny factor of a much larger process known as virality.

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Why are we compelled to do this?

In the latest Mashable Explains video, they take a look at virality and memes, and discuss why the web is the perfect environment for ideas to spread.