As more and more people join the ranks of millions on social media as daily active users – practically one person joins every ten seconds – more and more original content is hitting the platforms. When niche current events happen that affect the masses, such as the death of a celebrity or movements by mother nature (like the thunderstorm that is rattling all of LA this morning), these hyper-relevant moments create the perfect opportunity to capitalize on social media currency – views and shares that then result in follows. Below you will learn the different ways brands and individuals are capitalizing on hyper-relevant moments like this week’s deep freeze!
1 – The early post gets the shares
Twitter user Mark Powell tweeted an 11s video early yesterday that is now going viral. By posting early in the morning Mark was able to catch the attention of some major news outlets like CNN hungry for content, which resulted in reposts, landing him viral views and retweets.
Current stats: 1.73M views and 6.7k retweets
2 – “Tik Tok-ing it” aka evolving the hyper-relevant trend
With this influx of single-topic user-generated content making its way across the Internet I couldn’t help but be reminded of Tik Tok, the newest social media platform that is gaining increasing popularity amongst Gen-Z. As if memes couldn’t get more meta, Tik Tok allows the posting and rapid reproducing of visual and acted-out memes. It’s like a game of telephone, it starts with one meme/idea and then builds and evolves as more users reshare with their own spin. As if the polar vortex were a meme on Tik Tok, it’s so cool to see how the masses are creating, sharing and evolving ideas with this rare meteorological phenomenon.
thinking outside the cup: #hotcoffeechallenge
also trending: shooting freezing water out of a squirt gun
3 – Educating the Masses
Phenomenons in current events such as this deep freeze brings on a whole lot of niche science that most of us don’t know or think about day-to-day. This creates a perfect opportunity for brands and users to create original and resourceful content such as…
and brushing up on your meteorological terms like…Snow Squall?
4 – Getting Some Laughs out of a snowy situation
Kudos to this local Police Department responsible for breaking the ice with a parody post
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