Harlem Shake (In Technology)

Harlem Shake is a dance that has become an almost overnight phenomenon using Internet technology, including YouTube, social media, blogs and online media publications, to go viral.

The Harlem Shake is a hip-hop style dance started in 1981 by Harlem, New York resident “Al B,” and it became mainstream in 2001 when featured in a music video.

The Harlem Shake took on a whole new meaning in February 2013 when Harry Rodrigues (aka “Baauer”) released a heavy bass instrumental track titled “Harlem Shake.” This Harlem shake meme (“Internet meme“) showed people performing a skit to the song Harlem Shake (view it on YouTube).

The YouTube video went viral and resulted in thousands of people and groups creating their own versions of Harlem Shake videos, such as sports teams, military organizations, students and celebrities. For example, Daytona 500 Champion Jimmie Johnson and the No. 48 team celebrated by doing the Harlem Shake after their win at Daytona International Speedway (view it on YouTube).

In addition to the many thousands of YouTube videos featuring the Harlem Shake, there are a number of Harlem Shake spin-offs including the “Harlem Shake for Websites,” where users enter any website URL and view a version of the website doing the Harlem Shake.

Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal
Vangie Beal is a freelance business and technology writer covering Internet technologies and online business since the late '90s.

Related Articles

Phishing

What is phishing? Phishing is a type of cybercrime in which victims are contacted by email, telephone, or text message by an attacker posing as...

Photo Editing Software

Photo editing software is used to manipulate or enhance digital images. This category of software ranges from basic apps, which are able to apply...

SOHO Business Solutions: Free Email Marketing Services

Just like big businesses, SOHO (small office/home office) owners can leverage email marketing systems to communicate with customers, partners and employees. Just like big businesses,...

Fintech

Fintech, also known as "financial technology," is a term used to describe companies that use innovative technology to create more efficient, transparent, and cost-effective...

ScalaHosting

ScalaHosting is a leading managed hosting provider that offers secure, scalable, and affordable...

HRIS

Human resources information system (HRIS) solutions help businesses manage multiple facets of their...

Best Managed Service Providers...

In today's business world, managed services are more critical than ever. They can...