Easter Egg: Make YouTube ‘Do The Harlem Shake’

By Megan O'Neill 

harlem shake, memes, video, social media, youtubeIf you’re not sick of death of the Harlem Shake yet, here’s a bit of fun news that will make your day.  Over the past few days, people searching for Harlem Shake videos on YouTube have been stumbling across a fun little Easter Egg—when you search YouTube for ‘do the harlem shake’, the video site will get its Harlem Shake on, in the same fashion that when you search Google for ‘do a barrel roll’ the search engine responds in kind.

A search in YouTube for ‘do the harlem shake’ will initiate a wacky sequence in which the YouTube logo dances for fifteen seconds, followed by all of the Harlem Shake search results going crazy, as you can see in the screenshot below.

YouTube.com is not the first website to do the Harlem Shake.  Last month we reported that a number of websites were Harlem Shaking it up and that a new tool called Harlem Shake For Website was launched to allow anyone to make their site do the dance that is currently taking the Internet by storm.

Let us know what you think of the YouTube Easter Egg, and the Harlem Shake as a whole, in the comments below.

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.