Kara Swisher

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Viral Video: “Gangnam Style” Goes “Call Me Maybe”

Will there ever be a viral music hit going forward that does not spur an endless series of online video copycats?

Nope. Thus, after Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit song “Call Me Maybe” was redone over and over, it’s time for Psy’s “Gangnam Style” to get its moment in the digital sun.

That’s after the original video of the South Korean sensation whooping it up has garnered a record 2.2 million “Likes” on YouTube, and about 200 million views.

So it’s no surprise that others are ponying up — literally — and doing the catchy dance in their own special way, too.

Here are two examples at colleges: A University of Pennsylvania flash mob, and the Ohio University Marching 110 band.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik