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go viral

To quickly and widely circulate on the Internet, as of a video, picture, or post. I can't believe that video of our puppy lounging on a pool float went viral!
See also: go, viral
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Police have clarified that the news going viral on social media in this regard is 'fake'.
While there are few reports on goats going viral for their handsome looks, the hoofed animal has been featured in many viral internet videos and memes.
'The news going viral on social media that the beer (Kingfisher) contains methanol is affecting the market for the liquor.
Antelo who has spent her entire life in the rural Spanish town and worked on the farm with her husband for 40 years also reacted to her picture going viral and (http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/wtf/the-internet-has-found-donald-trumps-female-lookalike/news-story/6ad84fc7a34342d29dad61d86845325e) said , "My photo seems to have traveled far.
Therefore, we need to stop chasing after the mirage that is "going viral".
"I went out and didn't see anything about it going viral, so I nearly died when I got home.
#PopeBars is still going viral up to this posting, with millions of made-up rhymes channeling Pope Francis over Twitter.
Going Viral received a series of four-star reviews at the famous festival and netted a Scotsman Fringe First Award - only given to new pieces of work.
Going Viral, Northern Stage An aeroplane flies from India to England.
Taylor's gaffe went out yesterday at noon but after two hours and the Tweet going viral he wrote another message saying: "Apologies if my tweet offended anybody."
Speaking of going viral, take the case of Ford, which unleashed two web-only commercials earlier this year for a model called the "Ka" in the U.K.
"The matter of a video going viral in Phase 2 has come to our notice.
'Within days of going viral all 500 pieces of the seven colours available were sold out.
Kelly in a reply to a tweet wrote her husband was fine and "This thing is going viral. I cannot stop laughing."