50 Viral Images The Web Shared In 2010
As a perpetual observer/analyzer of what people share and why, it’s fascinating to me to study content that spreads. As such, I document/bookmark much of the web’s hottest content for my own insight/analysis, but I also share with readers here too.
Images have always been one of the most popular types of content on the web, (even through the popularization of video) and I’m always surprised more marketing and PR folk don’t actively use them as part of their content mixes.
Anyway – to continue to spread inspiration, following are 50 images the web has shared in 2010 (likely not all created in 2010, but were shared this year).
This is the 4th installment of this series, if you’re new to the blog check out the first three – as when taken together you’ll start to notice patterns in the web’s most shared images
- 50 Viral Images (and how they spread)
- 50 Viral Images Part 2
- 50 Viral Images The Web Shared In 2009 (part 3)
If you’re involved in any facet of content marketing, study the archetypes of popular images to gain an understanding of why certain images are sticky and others fall flat.
Captions added to provide context.
Infographics, graphs and charts
Seems simple enough
Geek/Nerd/Dork Venn Diagram
And you wonder why people pirate media
The metric system is apparently too good for the US, Liberia and Burma
What single girls and single guys do on Valentine’s day
90 degrees can change everything
Great creative shot
Leaf color spectrum
Mount Hua, China view from gondola lift
Adventure cat seeks adventure
Looks like a nice place to sleep
Underwater high five
An owl in flight
Beautiful sunrise in Australia
This could be trouble…
Who hasn’t had this experience?
A mistake many live in fear of accidentally committing
Awkward Facebook likes
Compiled by CollegeHumor
Print ad fail
Baby is not pleased
Yeah, what if that!?
What they really mean
The Jobs/Gates comics have taken off as a popular meme
This student clearly went the extra mile
Yahoo answers are regularly trolled – but this is pretty funny even if it’s a setup
I remember these days…
Parody sign protest
Snake bus wrap
Clever ad by Frontline
Red light status bar – why has this not been invented yet?
Post-it Mega Man
Digital storage progress in perspective
Creative use of multiple desktops
Library in Kansas City made out of books
Someone has a lot of free time on their hands…
Table made out of coins
Dark Knight motorcycle
The force is strong with this one
What grooves on a record look like at 100x magnification
Wall of knowledge
When signs get meta
This is part 1 of images shared in 2010 – be sure to check out part two
Unfortunately due to the nature of images being copied/pasted/re-shared, it’s difficult to provide attribute to most images (most are found on image sharing sites with no attribution). Therefore – if I used one of your images, please give me a shout and I’ll update with attribution.