Viral sensation

Here’s What Happens When Your Joke Goes Massively Viral On Twitter

Chris Scott, a “regular guy,” sent this tweet out to his 1,000 followers in May:

Just a few months later, the tweet has been retweeted over 18,000 times, plagiarized by dozens, and Scott, 30, was even accused by a widely followed comedian of stealing the joke from an MTV show called “Guy Code,” a program Scott had never heard of or seen….

The 30-year-old Boston resident is not a famous comedian. He, like so many other active Twitter users, uses the social network to access news and culture in real time.

So what happened to this tweet? Scott gave Business Insider some insight into what he saw when his harmless, funny joke, went massively viral.

Sounds like a bit of a pain, actually


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