Can a viral vid still have value if it is not completely, 100% authentic to its premise?
In the case of humorous videos, "fakeness" is less of a factor.
Sure, the video would have been much funnier if it was an actual e Harmony bio.
On the flip side, here's an example of when authenticity is vital: The Facebook Sleeve Tattoo Girl.
On Wednesday, we (and many others) brought you the video of an anonymous girl getting an arm tattoo of 152 Facebook friends.
We mentioned that it was designed by Pretty Social, a Dutch company that puts Facebook collages on items like handbags, laptop covers and lampshades.
Turns out the video was fake, staged as a marketing promotion for Pretty Social.
The tat was apparently a temporary one, according to Dutch News.
However, Rotterdam tattoo artist Dex Moelker eventually came clean on the Telegraaf website, admitting the tattoo and video is an advertising stunt.'It is a try out tattoo, a transfer, that washes off in a couple of days,' Moelker, who has a tattoo shop in Rotterdam, told the paper.Today, we have an extra special interview on The World or Bust with none other than, thee “Debbie” aka Cara Hartman (or vice versa), the viral You Tube sensation behind “e Harmony Video Bio”. Not only does her video have over 25 M views, but Cara and I actually went to the same high school together, Lower Merion, just outside of Philly.A You Tube video entitled "e Harmony Video Bio" has absolutely blown up overnight, pretty much epitomizing the term "going viral." The video wants you to believe that it is some sort of leaked online dating service bio, and it features a young, attractive girl with an extreme affinity for her feline companions.The video info says, "I'm Debbie, I love cats and I just want a soulmate! The 2 1/2 minute video starts off quite normal and then turns really funny when Debbie can't get a grip on her emotions when talking about cats.The video has been picked up by a ton of blogs and news sites, ranging from Mashable to CBS.