03/29/2013 06:28 pm ET

It Was Corporations Who Made The 'Harlem Shake' Go Viral

Google’s trend charts of the phrase “Harlem Shake” are seismic. Almost no one looked for the words until Feb. 7, then searches surged faster than any term Google ever had, except for “Whitney Houston” after her death. A few weeks later, they fell close to zero.

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