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A $113 Million Idea Conquering the World is a Beautiful Thing to Watch

by Gabriel Reilich

October 2, 2014

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This is the last Ice Bucket Challenge video you'll ever need to see: a hypnotic visualization of one of the biggest viral philanthropic phenomenons ever. 

This video uses data from Google Trends to show how quickly the challenge spread across the globe. The 30-day period represented in this video, from August 7 though September 6, shows the trend reaching peak virality in the United States and many other countries, as well as the beginning of its fade into meme history.

Music: Mono/Poly
Data: Max Einstein
Visuals: Strangeloop

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A $113 Million Idea Conquering the World is a Beautiful Thing to Watch