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Viral Video: We Didn't Start the (Google Instant) Fire!

The new Google Instant search feature is irksome to an oldster like BoomTown, but I can certainly see why the ADHD kids would love it.

And, apparently, so do makers of viral videos, with regard to the Silicon Valley search giant’s innovation.

Here are two out there, using the just-launched service in conjunction with music, much as Google (GOOG) did in its own version using Bob Dylan, also below.

The first uses the go-to Internet spoof song–Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire.”

Enjoy:

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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

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