Georgia Highlands College

Faculty, Students Mix It Up

The original 30-second video was created on Feb. 2 by teenagers in Queensland, Australia.  The phenomenon, called an Internet meme, or a concept that spreads through a culture via the Internet, became wildly popular via You Tube. College students all over the United States have created their own Harlem Shake videos with the same framework of the original: the video is set to the music "Harlem Shake" by the electronic musician Baauer.   One person, often dressed in a costume or mask, begins dancing for about 15 seconds.  In the second half of the video a crowd join in with more crazy costumes.  The reason for the video's wild succes is its short length.  See the Floyd campus video here:


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