Formulaic Breakdown On February 18th,TechCrunch published an article  in an attempt to explain the meme's appeal by breaking down the basic formula of its setup. In response, members of the Islamic Brotherhood uploaded their own Harlem Shake video shown below, right wearing print out masks featuring members the National Salvation Front, the group's primary opponents.
Some of the more notable incidents include: In February, a New York high school ice hockey team was forced to forfeit a first-round playoff game after they uploaded a video of themselves doing the Harlem Shake while scantily clothed in a locker room.
Search Interest. Collectively, they have been watched more than 44 million times in a week. In the following days, the protests in Egypt and Tunisia were soon picked up by the Western news media outlets, including the Washington Post The Daily Dot Yahoo!
After the video was uploaded on February 15,it gained media attention, causing the U. In its simplest form, it could be made with just one person;  a more sophisticated version might even involve a crowded stadium.
Success[ edit ] This success of the videos was in part attributed to the anticipation of the breakout moment and short length, making them very accessible to watch. So thank or blame these guys.
The Norwegian Harlem Shake This one's weird, but the winters are long, dark and cold up in Norway, okay?