Came across this infographic about Gangnam Style on Mashable and thought I would share:

Crazy stats, right? [BTW if you’re looking to read more about Gangnam, check out THIS well-written piece about “the power and privilege in a country where a single district has long dominated in almost every arena.”]

Anyway, the number I was least impressed with is 100,000,000 views on YouTube. Turns out the infographic was posted September 4, and now the number of views listed on the official video site is 531,984,265.

SPEED, REACH, and INTERACTIVITY are all traits of new and social media literacy –> going viral.

Perhaps if my Brazilian boy Michel Telo had a sillier dance or at least 1 phrase of English in his hit “Ai Se Eu Te Pego,” which has 448,139,574 views, we’d be discussing that? Go take a listen and bump it up a few more views?  🙂 Also, see here for my original post about it way back in March.