Monday, September 7, 2009

Slap Chop Rap Gets Over 5 Million Views - More To The Story

Many of you have already seem DJ Steve Porter's remix of an infomercial with Vince Offer or "ShamWow Guy," which has logged over 5 million views on YouTube.

But there is more to this video than what meets the eye. Reading Vince Offer's Wikipedia page gives you some background to the life of the "ShamWow Guy": On February 7, 2009, Offer was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida on a charge of felony battery after an altercation with a 26-year-old prostitute. Offer, who appears in police reports under his real name Vince Shlomi, contended that he struck the prostitute when she "bit his tongue and would not let go." Prosecutors later declined to file formal charges against either individual." The success of the viral video above can be explained by the nature of social media and viral gossip, explained well by fellow Swede Walter Naeslund in the following presentation, well worth taking a look at:

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