In the US, the Professor instructed the students to make a viral post in social networks — with the expectation that they will fail
But the students did: the fake video with the Professor in the main role received almost 8 million views.
Professor Andrew Klein, who teaches foundations of convergent media at the University of Missouri, gave the students an interesting and challenging task: to publish in social networks post would have gone viral. The man wanted to show his disciples that become popular on the Internet is not so easy, and hoped that they fail.
To his surprise, a group of five students creative approach to the job — they removed the fake video with the Klein and tweeted one of the girls. In the video, sad teacher in Christmas cap sits in a half-empty class. The caption to the video reads: “My Professor decided to have a party instead of exams, but it no one came.”
My professor threw a party instead of having a final and no one showed up pic.twitter.com/knwS3xDfmM
— Sydney (@sydneyarlt) 5 Dec 2018
The fake video had been viewed nearly eight million times, and the post has garnered over 70 thousand posts.
One of the students Sidney Arlt told BuzzFeed News that at first the task seemed impossible. But then came the idea to make a sad video about the useless Professor. According to Alt, they were inspired by the story of America’s great grandfather, who made 12 burgers on your birthday, but it came to the party only one of the six grandchildren (the sad story of a grandfather (Papaw Sad) also went viral).