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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald