The Toughest Virus of All:

Clay Shirky on viral marketing. “The viral marketing meme has always been hot, but now its expansion is being undertaken by a raft of emarketing sites promising to elucidate “The Six Simple Principles for Viral Marketing” or offering instructions on “How to Use Viral Marketing to Drive Traffic and Sales for Free!” As with anything that promises miracle results, there is a catch. Viral marketing can work, but it requires two things often in short supply in the marketing world: honesty and execution.”