It's week 9 of our Viral Video Predictions – each week we try and pick 5 videos, Vines or Instagrams that will go viral over the next week. We're currently using Unruly Media’s viral video chart, which ranks the top videos, Vines and Instagrams in terms of shares globally as our statistical reference. We regard a video as 'viral' if it at the point of prediction has less than 250,000 total shares and doubles or more the number of shares – OR doubles the total views in 7 days as at Monday 12.00 noon GMT/BST each week. We've decided that the increase in the number of views is also a fair indicator of the views gained by sharing, especially in Facebook where some influencers massively increase views without any further sharing.
Last week we hit the jackpot and had one of our picks double the number of shares in a week – well give or take a few. "Do You Wanna Go To Starbucks?" went from 154,703 shares last week to 318,752 shares this week. I guess it gave all the students a distraction to share it instead of doing their cramming!
Viral predictions for the week ahead:
#1 Bunny Eating Raspberries! 262,288 shares all time
Yep – it's a bunny eating raspberries!
#2 Conchita Wurst – Rise Like a Phoenix 2014 Eurovision Final 162,286 shares all time
If you live in the USA then you may have missed the fact that the nations of Europe think a bearded drag queen is the best performer at their recent Eurovision Song Contest. Please don't take this seriously – they didn't!
#3 The Janoskians – Real Girls Eat Cake (Explicit) 78,803 shares all time
The Janoskians (Just Another Name Of Silly Kids In Another Nation) are a YouTube based entertainment group originally from Melbourne Australia – this is tasteless and possibly funny enough to be a break-through viral.
#4 When will the bass drop? (The Lonely Island ft. Lil Jon) 74,813 shares all time
Whatever – it will go viral.
#5 This is the most terrifying clown prank of all time. 36,400 shares all time
This is doing the rounds – so I'd better include it.