Video viral sering berisi konten humor dan meliputi sketsa komedi televisi, seperti "Lazy Sunday" dan "Dick in a Box" karya The Lonely Island, video-video Numa Numa, The Evolution of Dance, Chocolate Rain di YouTube; dan produksi-produksi khusus web seperti I Got a Crush... on Obama. Beberapa peristiwa saksi mata juga ditangkap dalam bentuk video dan menjadi "viral" seperti Pertempuran di Kruger.
- About.com, retrieved 30 March 2016, explains how "viral," which comes from virus, largely but not wholly relates to "viral video" in an online context http://webtrends.about.com/od/howtoguides/a/Viral-Online.htm
- Oxford Dictionaries, retrieved 30 March 2016, used the following example of how "viral" relates to video: "the video went viral and was seen by millions" https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/viral
- "Definition of 'viral video'". PC Mag Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
- Lu Jiang, Yajie Miao, Yi Yang, ZhenZhong Lan, Alexander Hauptmann. Viral Video Style: A Closer Look at Viral Videos on YouTube. Retrieved 30 March 2016. Paper: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~lujiang/camera_ready_papers/ICMR2014-Viral.pdf Slides: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~lujiang/resources/ViralVideos.pdf
- "How YouTube made superstars out of everyday people". 11 April 2010. The Guardian.
- "Guardian Viral Video Chart". 8 June 2007. The Guardian.
- Murphy, Meagan (22 September 2010). "'Numa Numa Guy' Fronting Band, Still Single". FOX411.
- Tapper, Jake (13 June 2007). "Music Video Has a 'Crush on Obama'". ABC News. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
- "Dancing in the rain: Video of four young street dancers becomes viral internet sensation". 11 October 2010. Daily Mail.
- BBC News states "Almost 9.5m people have already watched the video, dubbed the Battle at Kruger, which was filmed by US tourist Dave Budzinski while he was on a guided safari." Published 9 Aug 2007, retrieved 26 March 2016 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6938516.stm
- CMU Viral Videos A public data set for viral video study.
- Viral Video Chart Guardian News, UK.
- Photos Gone Viral! Diarsipkan 2011-06-25 di Wayback Machine. — slideshow by Life magazine
- YouTube 'Rewind' - YouTube's page covering their top-viewed videos by year and brief information on their spread.
- The Worlds of Viral Video Documentary produced by Off Book (web series)